Vogue's Anna Wintour made a dame by Queen Elizabeth II

American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour celebrated her appointment as a Dame Commander at Buckingham Palace on Friday.

Wintour, 67, who has headed up the magazine for nearly 30 years, was honoured in the diplomatic and overseas list for services to fashion and journalism.

With her trademark bob and dark glasses, she has earned a reputation as one of fashion's most influential, and formidable, commentators.

"She couldn't find where to put the brooch", she told the BBC. In terms of makeup, the 67-year-old opted for a natural look, enhancing her lips with a touch of red lipstick, while her eyes were highlighted with a flick of black eye-liner and layers of black mascara. She said she congratulated the queen on Prince Philip's service a day after it was announced that the Duke of Edinburgh was retiring from his royal duties.

Anna Wintour and Queen Elizabeth II

The ceremony at Buckingham Palace also saw James Jones receive a knighthood for his work with the families of the Hillsborough victims. She has served as editor of Vogue for 30 years and in 2013 was named the artistic director of its publisher, Condé Nast.

Wintour was awarded an OBE, or Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in 2008.

Anna has worked as editor-in-chief at Vogue since 1988, and recently opened up about her role in reflecting modern times in the industry to Business of Fashion. Her infamously intimidating style of management inspired "The Devil Wears Prada", her former assistant Lauren Weisberger's novel that was later turned into the 2006 film starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway.

Earlier this week, Wintour attended the Met Gala in NY, the annual society fund-raiser which Wintour herself organises to raise money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.

  • Salvatore Jensen