US Vogue editor Anna Wintour made a Dame

Dame Anna Wintour with her Dame Comander Credit: PA

American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has been made a Dame by the Queen in recognition of her celebrated career in fashion.

The 67-year-old, who was named in the New Year Honours list, was editor of British Vogue between 1985 and 1987 before taking the helm of the US magazine in 1988.

Wintour, who is also artistic director of publisher Conde Nast, has since spent almost 30 years editing the American fashion bible.

The new Dame said after receiving her award: "It's always wonderful to get an award but this one is extra special."

The fashion guru, one of the industry's most recognisable faces, was honored during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today.

Dame Anna Wintour presented with award by queen Credit: PA

Others who were also honored today include:

James Jones, the former bishop of Liverpool, will be knighted for his work with the families of the Hillsborough victims.

The Times political cartoonist Peter Brookes, 73, will receive a CBE for services to the media and 50s rock'n'roll star Marty Wilde, 77, will be made an MBE.

Olympic gold medallists Matthew Langridge, Constantine Louloudis and George Nash will also receive MBEs for services to rowing after their success in the Rio games.

A police officer who risked his life during a shoot-out with a gang member in Tottenham, north London, in 2014, will also be recognised.

Martin Finney will receive the George Medal, the second-highest level recognition for bravery.