Queen honors Stella McCartney with Order of the British Empire
Royal distinction must run in the family: British designer Stella McCartney, daughter of Sir Paul McCartney, received an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) medal from Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday.
The 41-year-old mom of four was celebrated for her service in the fashion industry, which includes creating an Olympic 2012 line for Team Great Britain.
"It's just a great honor for me," she told ITV News, adding that she thought the elder royal very "chic".
McCartney wore a vintage-inspired navy suit from her own collection, paired with an elegant netted headpiece that looks like something straight out of the '40s.
McCartney isn't the first British designer to receive the distinction. She joins a small, talented list of noted fashion icons, including Vivienne Westwood, Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen, and Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon.
Other celebrities who have received medals from the queen include Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Winslet, David Beckham and, of course, the Beatles (in 1965). Interestingly, it seems as though the queen favors her trusty black mid-heel shoes for the prestigious ceremony: