- Queen Elizabeth once told Anna Wintour that she was in fashion shows before she was royalty.
- The couple attended London Fashion Week together in 2018.
- “She was so excited to be there, she told me how she was in a fashion show before she was queen,” Wintour said.
Before she became queen at the age of 25, Queen Elizabeth II once attended a fashion show, Anna Wintour said.
Writing for Vogue, Wintour recalls sitting in designer Richard Quinn’s show before winning her first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design.
She was thrilled to be there, telling me how she had appeared in a fashion show before she was queen. Wintour wrote on tribute.
She continued: “She spoke with joy and humor, lighting up the room all around. A daily occurrence for her majesty, one that will never be forgotten by us all.”
Queen Elizabeth has died at the age of 96 at her home in Balmoral. Her son Charles was immediately crowned king.
“For 70 years, Her Majesty has been an enduring symbol and the perfect example of someone who lived by a clearly defined set of values,” Wintour continued.
“We hear a lot about the end of an era, but there is no doubt that Her Majesty has passed after decades of dedicated service,” Wintour said.
It was the Queen’s first appearance with Wintour at Fashion Week in 2018, but she’s been a fashion icon of her own, sporting lots of colorful dresses and — of course — hats throughout her 70-year reign.