Anna Wintour Awarded France's Loftiest Medal, Lorre White reports.

Anna Wintour Awarded France’s Loftiest Medal

 

 

Legendary Vogue US editor Anna Wintour has been bestowed the Legion d’Honneur by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, no less, at a ceremony at the Elysee Palace last week that was attended by cheering glitterati. Anna Wintour is the woman that the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” was loosely based on.

 

 

Wintour was awarded a Chevalier (Knight) of the Order, an honor established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and the highest order of decoration in France.

Wearing hot-off-the-runway Chanel Couture, Anna accepted her pin in front of an audience that included Bernard Arnault, Karl Lagerfeld, Stefano Pilati, Donatella Versace, Tommy Hilfiger, Alber Elbaz, Franca Sozzani, and Riccardo Tisci.

The latest fete comes following Wintour’s induction into The Order of the British Empire, when she was granted OBE status by Queen Elizabeth in 2008.

Via [WWD]

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Mini Biography

Anna Wintour is the daughter of Charles Wintour, former Editor of the Evening Standard. She started her career in 1970, working in the fashion department at Harpers & Queen in London. Six years later, she joined its sister New York publication Harper’s Bazaar as its Fashion Editor. After a stint as Senior Editor at New York magazine, controlling the title’s fashion and lifestyle coverage, Wintour was named Creative Director of American Vogue in 1983. British Vogue hired her back as Editor in Chief for two years. In 1988, she rejoined American Vogue as Editor-in-Chief and in that capacity, has helped raise over $10 million for AIDS charities since 1990.

Like her image, Wintour’s daily regime is legendary. Now based in Manhattan, she wakes up at 5:45am every morning, plays tennis for an hour before being professionally made-up, coiffed and chauffeured to the offices of American Vogue. Though one of New York’s most prolific party throwers, she never stays at any one event for more than the first ten minutes, preferring to be in bed by 10pm. IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

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