The British Fashion Council has announced that Anna Wintour will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2014 British Fashion Awards. According to the press release on the British Fashion Awards website, the famed editor of American Vogue will be honoured for her “tremendous contributions to the fashion industry.”
After beginning her career in 1970 at Harpers & Queen magazine in London, Anna went on to work as Creative Director at American Vogue before returning to England to work as Editor in Chief of British Vogue. She returned to American Vogue in 1988 as Editor in Chief.
As reported on the BFA website, Wintour has made astounding charitable efforts, including Fashion’s Night Out, a worldwide event that was started during the economic downturn in 2009, in an attempt to promote the retail industry. What an incredible lady!
The British Fashion Awards will be help on December 1st at London Coliseum.
By Kendyl Putnam