Should We Start Picturing the Queen in Céline?
By now you'll have heard that the rumors about David Beckham getting a knighthood didn't turn out to be true — but another member of the fashion community is now celebrating inclusion on Queen Elizabeth II's 2014 New Year's honors list.
Céline Creative Director Phoebe Philo will be named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, commonly called getting an OBE, for services to British fashion. Beckham is already an OBE, and he and Philo are far from being the only members of the style set who have gotten the royal honor. In fact, there's a rather large handful of designers, educators, and other people in the industry who've made the list. From Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton to Fashion East's Lulu Kennedy, take a look at all the most honorable people in fashion here in the gallery.
— Additional reporting by Robert Khederian
The Céline creative director and former designer of Chloé has been immortalized in song by none other than Kanye West. She added another accolade to her list of awards when she was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2014.
David Beckham was awarded the Officer of the British Empire medal on Nov. 27, 2003.
Vivienne Westwood was awarded the title of dame on June 9, 2006.
Manolo Blahnik was awarded with the Commander of the British Empire medal on Nov. 16, 2007.
Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton was awarded with the Office of the British Empire medal on Dec. 13, 2012.
Tamara Mellon, the founder of Jimmy Choo, was awarded with the Order of the British Empire medal on Oct. 21, 2010.
John Galliano was awarded with the Commander of the British Empire medal on Nov. 27, 2001.
Lee Alexander McQueen
Lee Alexander McQueen was awarded with the Commander of the British Empire medal on Oct. 29, 2003.
Lulu Guinness was awarded with the Officer of the British Empire medal on June 17, 2006.
Edwin Hardy Amies
Edwin Hardy Amies, famous for dressing Queen Elizabeth II, was made a Knight Commander of the Victorian Order in 1989.
Lulu Kennedy, founder of the Fashion EAST program that supports young British designers, was made a member of the British Empire on March 22, 2012.
Mary Quant was awarded with the Officer of the British Empire medal on Nov. 15, 1966.
Sir Paul Smith was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.
Julien Macdonald was awarded the Officer of the British Empire medal on Nov. 23, 2006.
Louise Wilson, the director of Central Saint Martin's Fashion MA course, was awarded the Officer of the British Empire medal in 2008.
LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault has been approved to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II.
Stella McCartney was awarded with the Officer of the British Empire medal on March 26, 2013.
Mario Testino will be presented with his OBE by a government official in his native Peru.