Congratulations , or felicitations, should we say , are in order: Marc Jacobs has been awarded the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters), or the French equivalent of a knighthood, to us mere folk.
As both creative director of his own eponymous label and Louis Vuitton, the American designer has received the French honour for his services to the fashion industry, not to mention the amount of time he dedicates to his work in the French capital.
But he’s not the only one to receive such an award Nathalie Rykiel, daughter of Sonia and creative director of the Sonia Rykiel fashion house, will also be honoured by the French government for her services to fashion.
Both willl be decorated by Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand in a ceremony today, which is scheduled to coincide with men’s fashion week in Paris, according to WWD.
Bien fait! etc.