Vogue editor in chief and style icon Anna Wintour has been named a dame by Queen Elizabeth II. On Monday, celebrants were invited by Her Majesty’s consul general in New York, Antonia Romeo, to gather at the British Residence on East 51st Street for a party in Wintour’s honor. The party included a veritable who’s who of the rich and famous — notables such as designer Calvin Klein, New Yorker editor David Remnick, and model Gigi Hadid were all in attendance — but it was Dame Anna herself, unsurprisingly, who stole the show.
While acknowledging that the U.S. had given her the chance to live her own life separate from that of her father, famed newspaper editor Charles Wintour, Dame Anna said that the Queen had also long been “an example to me that women can lead as well as men — and often for a good deal longer.” Wintour added that the honor was particularly meaningful to her given recent attacks on journalism in the U.S., where reporters and editors alike have seen their credibility questioned by the highest office of the United States.
“I would be humbled to be recognized for my work in journalism any year,” said Wintour. “But I am deeply proud to receive such recognition this year. It’s an honor that I share with so many of you, whose writing and editing often leaves me in awe — yes, I’m talking about you, David Remnick. This is a golden age of journalism, a time when those who have curiosity and a commitment to truth can do work for which their children will be grateful.”
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