Fashion designer Manish Arora will be conferred with the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), France’s highest civilian honour.
This award comes in recognition of his inspired creations and significant contribution to the fashion world as well as his longstanding ties with France. He was presented with this award by French Ambassador to India Francois Richier for his contribution to the fashion world.
Manish Arora was awarded the Best Women’s Pret Designer at the first ever Indian Fashion Awards in 2004. He also had participated in the Miami Fashion Week in 2005 where he had won designer’s choice for Best Collection Award.
The National Order of the Legion of Honour (Ordre national de la Légion d’honneur) was established in 1802 by first emperor of France Napoleon Bonaparte. It is the highest civilian award given by the French government to person for his outstanding service to France, regardless of the nationality. Its motto is Honour and Fatherland. In the past, personalities such as Pandit Ravi Shankar, Amitabh Bachchan and J.R.D Tata have been honoured with the prestigious award.
Extra Info :
President Of France : François Hollande
Prime Minister Of France : Manuel Valls
Capital Of France : Paris
Currency : Euro, CFP franc
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Who is Manish Arora.
2. Name the person who has received the Knight of the legion of honour, France’s highest honour award ?
3. Name the French ambassador to India.