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BAILEY AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE: Glenda Bailey turned up at Buckingham Palace Wednesday to receive her Officer of the Order of the British Empire honor from Queen Elizabeth II for services to British journalism and British fashion in the U.S. And the British editor in chief of Harper's Bazaar made sure she pledged her allegiance to England in sartorial terms on the day. While Bailey wore a navy blue Chanel suit to her investiture, she accessorized it with a Philip Treacy hat and a quilted Chanel bag printed with red and white stripes, so that it resembled a miniature Union Jack flag. "It all went so smoothly," said Bailey. "My family was in the front row. Her Majesty the Queen of course asked me about Harper's Bazaar." And naturally, being the editor of a fashion magazine, Bailey took note of what the rarely fashionable queen had on: "She was wearing a peppermint green shift dress, three strands of pearls and a brooch. I thanked her for being so elegant, and such an inspiration."
Bailey joins several British fashion figures who have been recognized by the British honors system in recent weeks — Stuart Rose received his knighthood last week and Nicole Farhi was made an honorary Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire last month.
— Nina Jones