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PHILO, MCGRATH HONORED: There were nods for a clutch of names in the fashion, beauty and design worlds in Queen Elizabeth II’s New Year Honors list for 2014.
Phoebe Philo, Céline’s creative director, was named an OBE, or an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, for services to fashion. The designer, who was named creative director of Céline in 2008, is credited with transforming the house into one of the industry’s most influential labels since she took the helm there. Prior to her appointment at Céline, Philo served as creative director of Chloé from 2001 through 2006.
Makeup artist Pat McGrath was named an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to the fashion and beauty industry. McGrath, who’s famed for the ever-inventive runway makeup looks she’s created for labels including Prada, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, said in an e-mail that it was an “absolute honor” to receive the award.
In the design world, Zeev Aram, who founded London’s Aram design store, was named an OBE for services to design and architecture, and Ilse Crawford, the interior designer, was named an MBE for services to interior design. In the media, Sylvia Auton, the former chief executive officer and chairman of IPC Media, was named an OBE for services to the publishing industry. Meanwhile, the ballet dancer Carlos Acosta was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, for services to ballet.