Each year, Queen Elizabeth II – the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch – releases a list that recognises individuals for their outstanding services. In 2017, the fashion industry has received honourable nods with Anya Hindmarch and Victoria Beckham amongst those who will receive the exceptional accolades.
Hindmarch, recently nominated for International Accessories Designer at the 2016 British Fashion Awards, will be named Commander of the Order of the British Empire while Beckham – who introduced her first beauty collaboration with Estée Lauder earlier this year – will be named Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Joining the two are actress Naomie Harris (Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to Drama), Imran Amed, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Business of Fashion (Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to the fashion industry) as well as actor Mark Rylance and tennis player Andrew Murray who will be both be knighted.
The list also includes Vogue‘s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, who will be named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. This marks her second honour following her 2008 recognition as Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.