Anna Wintour, Officially a Dame, Had a Pretty Chill Week

Throws the Met Gala on a Monday, is made a dame by the Queen by Friday.
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That's Dame Anna to you. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

That's Dame Anna to you. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

If there's anyone who should be grateful for the weekend, it's Anna Wintour. After throwing the Met Gala, one of the biggest and most anticipated red carpet events of the year, on Monday in New York City, she traveled to London to be made a dame on Friday for her notable work in fashion and journalism. A pretty low-key week for the Vogue editor in chief, no?

For the momentous occasion, Wintour wore Chanel and was officially given the high honor (and female equivalent to knighthood) by Queen Elizabeth II herself at the Buckingham Palace. During the ceremony, Her Majesty had trouble pinning the insignia on Wintour. "She couldn't find where to put the brooch," she recalls, as reported by the Evening Standard.

"Obviously this is a city that I grew up in, a city that I have so much affection and love for," adds Wintour. "It's always wonderful to get an award but this one is extra special."

Wintour joined the Queen's Honor List as Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in January, alongside Victoria Beckham (now an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, since April), Anya Hindmarch, and Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan. She was previously honored as OBE back in 2008.

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