A lot of critics are slamming Anna Wintour for apparently disrespecting Queen Elizabeth while she sat next to her during a runway show at London Fashion Week. The Queen surprised everyone when she sat in the front row at designer Richard Quinn’s show next to the long time fashion editor and artistic director.
Often called the Ice Queen of the fashion world, Anna Wintour always wears her sunglasses at public events. A lot of critics do believe that Anna Wintour could have done the right thing and take her sunglasses off. After all, she was sitting next to the one and only Queen of England. But apparently, Anna Wintour doesn’t care where she is or who she is sitting next to for that matter. She refuses to take off her sunglasses and reveal her true face, regardless of what her critics have to say about it.
Queen Elizabeth for her part looked like she didn’t seem very bothered by Anna Wintour or her sunglasses. In fact, Her Majesty looked like she was enjoying herself at the show and was even photographed smiling and relaxed.
Of course, the only person who knows the real reason why Anna Wintour never takes off her sunglasses is the fashion editor herself. She told an interview with The Cult back in 2009, “They are seriously useful. I can sit in a show and if I am bored out of my mind, nobody will notice … At this point, they have become, really, armor.”
Still, this hasn’t stopped critics from calling Anna Wintour disrespectful while also adding that she looked ridiculous with her glasses on in front of the Queen. It’s one thing for Anna Wintour to want to conceal her true emotions in front of the fashion industry. But it’s another thing for her to conceal them in front of the Queen of England.
Yet, there are some people out there who are defending Anna Wintour. One etiquette expert says that Anna Wintour was not formally being introduced to the Queen, and therefore didn’t have to take off her glasses. When Anna was made a dame by Queen Elizabeth back in 2017, she did not wear her trademark sunglasses.
Of course, Buckingham Palace has not made any comments about the controversy. In the meantime, don’t forget to check back with CDL for all the latest news and updates on Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the royal family right here.
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