This past Friday was an occasion you don’t see often. Buckingham Palace was graced by the fashion icon and now Dame Anna Wintour. Setting the guidelines and trends in fashion since 1988, Wintour was honoured with the equivalent of a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II. She, of course, showed up in her signature hairdo, shades and a pink Chanel coat.
But in the presence of royalty and avoiding a serious breach of etiquette, the sunglasses were off as the editor-in-chief and the Queen exchanged a giggle or two as the insignia was pinned to her Chanel coat. Out of all the major influencers of the fashion world, within the past couple of decades, many will argue that no one deserved this honour as much as Wintour.
The British born journalist began her career in fashion with British Vogue in 1985. However, three years later she would relocate to New York to take the helm at American Vogue. The queen of fashion has kept her reign ever since, and even went on to become not only the editor of the aforementioned magazine, but also as the artistic director for Condé Nast (publisher of Vogue).
Earlier in the week she also successfully hosted her annual Met Gala, which happens to be the fashion Oscars of the East Coast. Not a bad week for the Dame. Not bad at all.