Paul McCartney displays age-old style receiving Legion d’ Honneur award
More than 40 years after Sir Paul McCartney found stardom with The Beatles, his fashion sense came full circle on Saturday as he accepted France’s most prestigious public award.
Sir Paul, 70, was presented with the Legion d’ Honneur by the French president Francois Hollande.
It is usually only given to French nationals and mainly those who have served in military or civil life.
It has three grades – Chevalier, Officer and Commander; McCartney was yesterday made an Officer of the Legion d’ Honneur.
Previous British recipients of the award include J.K. Rowling, the Harry Potter author, Sir Laurence Olivier, the actor and Ronald Searle, the artist.
The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales have also been presented with the award.
telegraph.co.uk || By Roya Nikkhah – 9:00PM BST 08 Sep 2012