French honours for fashion guru Suzy Menkes

17th June 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, June 16 (AFP) - Suzy Menkes, fashion writer for the International Herald Tribune in Paris, was made a knight Thursday in the order of the Legion of Honour, marking her long career of acerbic observation of the rag trade.

PARIS, June 16 (AFP) - Suzy Menkes, fashion writer for the International Herald Tribune in Paris, was made a knight Thursday in the order of the Legion of Honour, marking her long career of acerbic observation of the rag trade.  

"You are terribly feared but totally respected," said Culture Minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres in presenting the award at a ceremony attended by some of the big names in the fashion industry, including  Azzedine Alaia, Issey Miyake, Paul Smith, Christian Lacroix, Stefano Pilati, Albert Elbaz, Sonia et Nathalie Rykiel, Marc Bohan, Jean-Louis Scherrer and Pierre Berge. 

Menkes, a graduate of Cambridge University who studied the technical side of the fashion industry in Paris in the 1960s, is also the author of several books about the British royal family, and has been given the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.

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