Editor in chief of American Vogue, Anna Wintour, one of the most influential figures in the fashion world, has been awarded a major distinction of the French Republic - the Order of the Legion of Honor, established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. The ceremony took place on July 6 in the Elysee Palace in Paris. Order of the legendary editor-handed French President Nicolas Sarkozy. The President has just returned from a holiday in the Mediterranean, where he was vacationing with his pregnant wife Carla Bruni. At the awards ceremony, Ms. Wintour picked an outfit by Chanel. Incidentally, the head of the fashion house Karl Lagerfeld himself is the holder of the highest French award. As well as other famous fashion designers such as Ralph Lauren and Giorgio Armani. However, the big names do not confuse Wintour. She herself is the winner of countless awards and medals. In particular, in 2008 she received from the hands of Queen Elizabeth II Order of the British Empire.