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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.

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Posturing: The Female Body in Fashion

The Ground Floor Project, Posturing: Photographing the Body in Fashion was the first iteration of a three-part partnership with luxury online retailer THE OUTNET.COM. The exhibition brought together diverse photographers, whose images pushed the boundaries of fashion image-making, connected by a shared interest in posture, gesture and pose. The viewer was challenged to consider both the body’s role in the construction of a fashion photograph …

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Art on a Postcard Presents: Secret Auction 2017 for the Hepatitis C Trust

After the success of last year’s auction, which raised over £75,000, The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard Secret Auction returns for its 4th year. Guests at the private view on the 14th November at Unit London, included Sadie Frost, Alan McGee, Charlie Brooks, Dougie Wallace, David Harrison, Benjamin Murphy and Rowan Newton. World renowned …

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Omar Souleyman Releases ‘To Syria, With Love’

SEEN cannot believe that she hasn’t listened to anything by the great Omar Souleyman, before. He started out as a wedding singer in his native Syria before re-locating to Turkey six years ago to escape the civil war. Since then he’s toured the globe, collaborated with Björk and Four Tet, performed at the Nobel Peace Prize …