THE WHAT? Make-up artist Pat McGrath has become the first of her profession to receive a damehood, according to a report published by Vogue.
THE DETAILS McGrath revealed that she had been awarded a DBE (Dame of the British Empire) for Services to the Fashion and Beauty Industry and Diversity.
“I am truly delighted and humbled to be given this wonderful honor,” McGrath told Vogue. “My mother’s obsession with beauty and fashion ignited my passion for this amazing industry, and I feel blessed to have the privilege of working with some of the most extraordinary people throughout my career.”
THE WHY? “Color across the spectrum is my life’s work and inspiration and I celebrate individuality particularly with my brand Pat McGrath Labs, so I am especially honored that this award is also for diversity,” McGrath continued, noting that the award proved that creativity and resilience could open up abundant possibilities.