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The acclaimed architect Peter Marino, who has designed flagships around the globe for luxury brands including Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Fendi, has reportedly been named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Cultural Ministry of France. He is set to be inducted into the order in November, joining the likes of fashion notables Marc Jacobs and Nathalie Rykiel (daughter to Sonia Rykiel) as a knight. Speaking of Rykiel, while the rest of the fashion set took in some of the final rounds of shows in Paris yesterday, the designer was awarded one of France’s highest civilian honors (the Insignes de Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres) and the Grande Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris at the town hall from Mayor Bertrand Delanoë and Pierre Bergé. During the ceremony, Bergé said to Rykiel, “You are among the rare [people] to understand that fashion was not made to satisfy the fantasy of designers, but to speak to women. And not to speak to idle women, only rich women, but active women, everyday women.”

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Dept. of Culture