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Pat McGrath Named a Dame on Queen’s New Year Honors List

The Queen's 2021 Honors List highlighted McGrath's contributions to fashion and beauty as well as diversity.

Makeup artist, entrepreneur, now a DBE — Pat McGrath has gained another title.

McGrath was awarded a DBE, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, on Queen Elizabeth II’s annual New Year Honors List for her services to the fashion and beauty industry and diversity. According to a statement from McGrath, she is the first makeup artist to receive the honoring. McGrath was first included on the Honors list in 2013, having then been named an MBE, or Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to fashion and beauty.

“I am beyond humbled that I have been awarded a Damehood in the Queen’s New Year 2021 Honors List as a DBE – Dame of the British Empire for services to the fashion and beauty industry and diversity,” McGrath said in a statement. “I am truly delighted and humbled to be given this wonderful honour. 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.”

Damehood is far from McGrath’s first award. In 2019, McGrath was named on Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people. Prior, she had won the founders award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the British Fashion Council’s 2017 award for fashion creator. This year, McGrath also broke records with her lipstick made in collaboration with Supreme, which sold out in 8.2 seconds. According to the statement from McGrath, her brand, Pat McGrath Labs, is the bestselling brand in Selfridges history.

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