It may have been Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee recently, but Her Majesty celebrated some other notable Brits in the form of her Birthday Honours List. It was announced today that Sarah Burton, Alexander McQueen's creative director, will be receiving an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for her services to the fashion industry.
Ms. Burton has been at the helm of Alexander McQueen since 2010, but she nabbed one of the biggest British fashion credits to date when she was chosen to design Kate Middleton's wedding gown, the dress that transitioned Kate from a commoner to a full-fledged royal. The designer has continued to clothe the Duchess during her many official outings.
Alexander McQueen himself, Anna Wintour and Vivienne Westwood are among the past fashion industry recipients of British high honors. This year, the Queen also announced that Kate Winslet will be receiving a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) for her services to drama. Sounds like a pretty fashionable bunch!
Take a stroll down memory lane with photos of Kate Middleton in her stunning Alexander McQueen wedding dress designed by Sarah Burton.