Highest French Distinction conferred on celebrated designer Manish Arora
Highest French Distinction “Knight of the Legion of Honour” conferred on celebrated designer Manish Arora.
New Delhi, 16 February 2016
The French Government has appointed Mr Manish Arora Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), the highest French civilian distinction. This award comes in recognition of his inspired creations and significant contribution to the fashion world as well as his longstanding ties with France.
On behalf of the President of the French Republic, the Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr François Richier, conferred the distinction on Mr Arora, at a ceremony on Tuesday, 16th February, 2016.
Pinning the insignia on the celebrated designer, Ambassador François Richier said, “Manish has a long-standing connection with France, which is like a second home for him. He is a pioneer in bringing the fashion culture of both countries together with his exuberant imagination. I am delighted to confer this high honour on him.”
Speaking about the 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.
Created in 1802 by Napoleon Bonaparte, the Legion of Honour is the highest civilian award given by the French Republic for outstanding service, regardless of the nationality of the recipients. The President of the French Republic is the Grand Master of the Order of the Legion of Honour.