Anna Wintour was made a dame by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on Friday (05May17).
The editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine, who was born and raised in London to British journalist father Charles Wintour and American philanthropist mother Eleanor, put her best fashion foot forward in a pale pink Chanel coat and nude shoes for the special event.
Her chic bob styled to perfection, Wintour couldn’t hide her smile as she spoke to the monarch before receiving the prestigious medal.
“She couldn’t find where to put the brooch,” the fashionista told reporters, adding that she also acknowledged the news that the respected leader’s husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, is set to retire from attending public engagements later this year (17). “I congratulated her on Prince Philip’s service because obviously that’s so remarkable and such an inspiration to us all.”
Wintour’s journalism journey began in 1970 when she became one of the first editorial assistants for Harpers & Queen magazine, after which she became a junior fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar in New York.
The 67-year-old is now considered one of the biggest fashion influencers in the business and counts the title of chair of the Met Gala and artistic director of publishing company Conde Nast on her list of many accomplishments.