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Anna Wintour Made a Dame

The effortlessly stylish editor of Vogue was created a Dame of the British Empire by her Majesty the Queen; a role she will no doubt make her own. Sporting a pink Chanel suit and her trademark bob for the ceremony, Wintour was made a Dame for her services to fashion and journalism, following in the footsteps of her father, who was a newspaper editor.

Wintour once said that she didn’t think of herself as a powerful person, though her hands-on approach to editing led to her acquiring a formidable persona within the fashion journalism world. There can be no doubt that it is this approach, plus surrounding herself with an excellent team, that has made American Vogue the publication it is today.

Artistic director at Condé Nast and an organiser of the New York Met Gala, so recently in the news, her damehood must surely be the jewel in the crown of such a glittering career. SEEN is fascinated to see what Dame Anna Wintour will do next.

Seen this week

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.