In the Queen’s New Year 2021 Honours List, the legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath has been awarded D.B.E. Dame of the British Empire for services to the Fashion and Beauty industry and Diversity. She is the first make-up artist to achieve such recognition, having been awarded with an MBE in 2014.
Often cited as one of most influential people in the creative industries, 50 year old Northampton-born McGrath is behind dozens of catwalk make-up looks each fashion season – creating beauty looks for brands including Prada, Dior and Gucci – as well as the make-up for every cover of Italian Vogue for twenty years. She is also the Beauty Editor-at-Large for British Vogue since 2017, and in 2019 was included in Time magazine’s 100 most influential people list.
As well as her skill as a make-up artist, McGrath also runs her own eponymous make-up range Pat