Anya Hindmarch shows off her MBE award following yesterday's ceremony
Anya Hindmarch traveled to Buckingham Palace yesterday to meet Queen Elizabeth II. The trip to the palace was the couture handbag designer's first, as was the British order of chivalry she was there to receive. Hindmarch was awarded an MBE, or Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for her services to the British fashion industry.
“It was such a fantastic honor to meet the Queen and a very special occasion to share with my family,” said Hindmarch following the ceremony. “The entire experience made me feel so proud to be British! Most definitely a memory to cherish forever.” As a testament to the designer's impeccable taste, Hindmarch wore a Marni cream dress and beige coat, and carried a python clutch from her own 2010 cruise collection. Another MBE recipient yesterday was Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington who proved athletes can also enjoy couture by picking up her award in a stellar pair of Jimmy Choos. Past recipients of the royal honor include Hussein Chalayan, Jane Shepherdson, Zara Phillips and Serena Rees, the co-founder of Agent Provocateur.
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