McCartney to receive her award
LONDON - The Associated Press
Stella McCartney hasd been honored with the title of Officer of the Orderç. EPA photoStella McCartney, who designed the uniforms worn by Britain’s record-smashing Olympic team, and Scottish physicist Peter Higgs, who gave his name to the so-called “God particle,” are among the hundreds being honored by Queen Elizabeth II this New Year.
The list is particularly heavy with Britain’s Olympic heroes, but it also includes “Star Wars” actor Ewan McGregor, eccentric English singer Kate Bush, Roald Dahl illustrator Quentin Blake, and Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the royal aide who helped organize the watched-around-the-world wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.
Designer Stella McCartney was honored with the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, in part for her work creating the skintight, red-white-and-blue uniforms worn by British athletes as they grabbed 65 medals during the 2012 games hosted by London. McCartney is the designer daughter of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda.
She has moved to make the family name almost as synonymous with fashion as it is with music, setting up a successful business and a critically-acclaimed label.
“God particle” finder Higgs’ achievements, which made him a Companion of Honor, touch on the nature and the origins of the universe.
The 83-year-old researcher’s work in theoretical physics sought to explain what gives things weight.