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Anna Wintour honoured at Buckingham Palace

There are few individuals who have made such an indelible impact on the world of fashion as Anna Wintour. The Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue, she has headed up the magazine for almost 30 years. During that time she positioned Vogue as the definitive and most influential fashion magazine and not surprisingly earned the sobriquet of ‘the most powerful woman in fashion.’ She transformed the publication into a more youthful and receptive one focusing on a modern perception on style and targeting a far-reaching audience. Her approach in adopting celebrity put her at the forefront of the fashion industry and her front covers have become iconic images of our time. Away from publishing, she has also been the driving force behind the Met Ball, an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute in New York City. The fashion highlight of the year, the Met Ball has raised the profile of fashion and designers with each successive year.

Given such a rich and considerable contribution to the fashion industry, the ACF was honoured to present her with the ACF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016. We are therefore delighted that she was likewise recognised in the recent diplomatic and overseas honours list.At a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II made Anna Wintour a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her contributions to fashion and journalism. The Executive Board, Governors and Member Designers of the ACF extend their heartfelt congratulations on this well deserved appointment.

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