Shirtless wonder Iggy Pop may not have imagined ever living to the ripe old age of 70, let alone standing on a stage having a medal for artistic achievement wrapped around his neck, but that’s exactly where he’s found himself this week.
The iconic frontman was awarded the title of ‘Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters’ by the French government and presented with the accompanying medal by French Consul General Clement Leclerc in Miami, NME reports – and he even suited up for the occasion, albeit with a deep scoop neck tee underneath.
He now joins the likes of David Bowie and Bob Dylan in having received the honour, given to those who have made a “significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.”
He seemed a lot happier about it than Bob Dylan did when receiving his Nobel Prize, and seems to be enjoying his later years as Pitchfork reports, living up to his new title by working with Francis Ford Coppola on the latest edition of the legendary director’s art and literature publication. and appearing in French film Starlight.