Burberry's former CEO and Britain's richest business woman, Angela Ahrendts, joins Mario Testino on the Queen's honours lists...
The American businesswoman, who last year announced her decision to leave Burberry to join Apple, is to become a Dame of the British Empire, it has been confirmed.
Although Ahrendts’ honour was announced back in October, there was little fanfare surrounding the exciting news. Even from the lady herself.
Awards from the Queen are announced twice a year for British nationals via the Queen’s Birthday and New Year’s Honours Lists. But non-British nationals, such as Angelina Ahrendts, can receive awards throughout the year.
Sadly it just means that we won’t see Angelina striding towards Prince Charles in her finest Burberry wares, as these honours aren’t awarded by a member of the royal family.
Angela’s damehood comes after another astonishing year (even by her standards), as she’s hailed as the highest-paid female CEO in Britain.
Not only did she transform Burberry into the £6.5 billion luxury fashion house it is today, but she was the lucky recipient of a £25,000 annual clothing allowance during her time at the brand. But then, she hasn’t taken a single sick day in twenty-five years.
Impressive stuff from Christopher Bailey’s partner in crime, wouldn’t you say?