The UK honours system is a long-living tradition. The most deserving and high-achieving people from every title of the British community are awarded for their merit, service or bravery by Queen Elizabeth herself. This year Queen Elizabeth has chosen individuals from the arts and fashion industry including Net-a-Porter's Natalie Massenet.
The lucky few to recieve honorary awards can occasionally be granted to people from other countries that have made a significant contribution to the United Kingdom and their own country. Being originally from Los Angeles, Natalie Massenet, Founder and Former Executive Chairman of the world's number one online shopping destination Net-a-Porter, and Chairman of the British Fashion Council has recieved the prestigious title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.