Designer Ralph Lauren Receives Honorary Knighthood

Fashion designer Ralph Lauren will be at This specific point a knight! 

The 79-year-old icon has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, the idea was announced on Wednesday. 

Lauren defined Americana style during his 50-year career as well as also became one of the most influential, recognizable designers from the earth. Countless number of A-list stars have worn his creations, including Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Chastain, Michelle Obama as well as also Kate Middleton. 

Blake Lively Ralph Lauren pantsuit

Blake Lively at the Ralph Lauren fall/winter 2018 show in brand-new York City.

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Lauren will be the first American fashion designer to be awarded the KBE title. He will be presented with the official insignia by a representative of Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in 2019. 

Ralph Lauren portrait

Courtesy of Ralph Lauren

He joins fellow esteemed Americans including Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, as well as also George H.W. Bush, former brand-new York City Mayors Michael Bloomberg as well as also Rudolph Giuliani, Angelina Jolie, Steven Spielberg, Bill as well as also Melinda Gates, as well as also Angela Ahrendts as a recipient of an honorary U.K. knighthood (or damehood for ladies). 

On Tuesday, celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury, who has glammed the faces of Amal Clooney, Kate Moss as well as also more, was awarded Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by the queen at Buckingham Palace. 

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