12/31/2013 11:32 am ET Updated Dec 31, 2013

Queen Elizabeth Honors Fashion Faves Phoebe Philo And Pat McGrath, Proving Her Great Taste


Queen Elizabeth isn't one to be caught in high fashion labels, but turns out she still knows a good designer when she sees one. Women's Wear Daily reports that the queen is naming Phoebe Philo, creative director of Céline, an OBE, or an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for her services to the fashion industry.

The queen will also be honoring beloved makeup artist Pat McGrath with an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, title. The fashionable pair are just two of the distinguished individuals on Queen Elizabeth II's New Year Honors list for 2014, which includes a variety of pop culture stars, members of Parliament, artists, educators and everyday heroes.

Philo and McGrath will join a few fashion pals who've already gotten their big awards. In 2013, Stella McCartney was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in 2012, Sarah Burton of royal wedding dress fame received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) honor for her service to fashion.

Getting any sort of recognition from the Queen of England is pretty cool. But what would be even cooler is if Philo and McGrath's new honors prompt that other fashionable Brit to take note. Think Kate will be wearing Céline sometime soon?


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