Since its launch in 1892, the editors of Vogue have brought sophistication to its readers around the world. Vogue Magazine looks at culture through the lens of fashion. Since 1988, Dame Anna Wintour has held the position of Editor-in-Chief of Vogue. For her service to British journalism and fashion, Wintour was named Dame Commander (DBE) of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in 2017; she was previously appointed to the Order of the British Empire in 2008. In 2009, President Obama appointed Wintour to the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.