The Amabassador of France, Francois Richier, conferred the Chevalier de la légion d’Honneur on designer Manish Arora. The award is a recognition by the Country for Manish’s renowned work and contribution to the fashion world.
The Chevalier de la légion d’Honneur is France’s premier award to recognize eminent accomplishments of service to France. The award, being the highest distinction in France, is bestowed on both citizens of France as well as foreigners. In the past, eminent personalities such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, Amitabh Bachan and JRD Tata have been honored with the prestigious award.
Manish Arora said, “I’m thrilled and honoured by the recognition I have received from the country that I love with all my heart. France has been an inspiration always. I now live between Paris and Delhi and for me France is literally my own country. I hope to keep getting inspired by France, the beauty and elegance of the French people,” at the investiture ceremony at the French embassy .