During the official ceremony, Frederic Mitterand personally affixed the medal to Shakira’s chest. It was a hands-on experience that showcased the honor being bestowed upon the talented artist.
Don’t rush it: Mitterand playfully delays the pinning of the medal, teasingly taking his time before finally giving it a final touch.
…and at long last…a tender peck bestowed by the attentive clergyman.
Shakira shows off her family pride as she takes a snapshot with her beloved mom and dad, Nidia and William, following an eventful ceremony.
Shakira, the Colombian vocalist, showcases her style versatility by donning two different outfits in one day. She flaunts a strapless golden dress at the NRJ Awards and earlier that day, while receiving her French knighthood, she opts for a pleated skirt paired with knee-high boots.
Feeling a bit frosty? Shakira made sure to have her trusty assistant on hand to shield her gorgeous locks and fabulous outfit from the chilly climate in France.
Shakira expresses her gratitude to the French government and citizens for bestowing her with an award. She uses the phrase “Merci beaucoup,” which translates to “thank you very much,” to convey her appreciation.
Shakira is seen seated beside Patricia Kass, who is also being recognized for her achievements.