2012 was quite a year for Stella McCartney.
The designer saw her clothes being worn by big-name actresses and models all over the world, won the Designer Brand and Designer of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards, and got the venerable honor of designing the uniforms for Team GB at last summer's Olympic Games.
Now, Paul McCartney's talented daughter was named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for her services to Britain as a fashion designer.
Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen was the latest designer to receive the honor, so Stella's in really good company!
We are so proud of Stella. She's truly come a long way since her days at Chloé. And we bet the best is yet to come!
In fact, we have a feeling she's now officially in the running to dress Kate Middleton's baby bump!
[Image via Craig Harris/WENN.]
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