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Risky Business! Anna Wintour Breaks The Rules By Keeping Sunglasses On When She Meets Queen Elizabeth II

Date February 23, 2018 18:29

Actual royalty graced London Fashion Week when Queen Elizabeth II seated herself right next to the Queen of Fashion, Dame Anna Wintour.

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But that's not even the big story. Wintour's decision to keep her sunglasses on during the show has left some Brits feeling royally ticked off.

Rule breaker

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The Queen made an appearance at designer Richard Quinn's show, where she presented him with a brand new award. Richard Quinn was the first recipient of the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design, which will be given to a designer each year from now on.

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It seems that even in the presence of British royalty, Anna Wintour doesn't remove her signature dark shades.

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Royal etiquette states she should have ditched the shades. We don't think the Queen would have been offended, though; she has lived through so much and seen more severe problems.

The internet, on the other hand, has a zero tolerance level.

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Is Anna Wintour the devil who wears Prada?

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Wintour is a British-American journalist and editor, more known as the editor-in-chief of Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. In 2013, she became artistic director for Condé Nast, Vogue's publisher. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour."

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Many people have speculated that Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly character from the movie The Devil Wears Prada is in fact based on the Vogue editor-in-chief. But here is the scoop; shortly after college, Lauren Weisberger, the author who wrote the novel, moved to Manhattan where she landed a job as the assistant to the editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour!

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Lauren worked at Vogue for approximately eleven months. She has never publicly admitted that she based Meryl Streep's character on Anna Wintour, despite their apparent similarities.

This logical true story connection undoubtedly helped to sell more novels and movie tickets, not to mention, it brought Anna Wintour to the attention of the masses.

Her style never breaks

With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and dark sunglasses, as well as looking glamorous, the lenses in her glasses are corrective because she has poor eyesight. Most importantly, they also allow her to keep her reactions to fashion shows private - a slight blink and an entire collection could be thrown into the garbage. So, she is kind of like Cyclops from the X-Men.

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Wintour is known to prefer color and pattern over muted greys and black, but she doesn't just stop there.

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Most of Wintour's ensembles are feminine, reflecting a traditional sartorial outlook that dotes on below-the-knee pencil skirts and J.Crew-friendly large crystal necklaces.

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Wintour has become an essential figure in much of the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers.

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