Indian fashion designer Manish Arora was awarded with the France’s highest civilian honour Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour).
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.
About National Order of the Legion of Honour
- 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.
- Amitabh Bachchan, Pandit Ravi Shankar and JRD Tata are some of Indians who have been honoured with this prestigious award.