Wendell Does It Again
VETERAN designer Wendell Rodricks’ list of achievements seems to be continuocontinuously piling up. This time, we are talking about his receiving theth Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight in the NationalNation Order of Arts and Letters) from France. As proud as he mightmigh have been, he took the opportunity to thank the French governmentgov on Facebook with this, “Thank you France for bestowing on me a distinction that has gone to the likes of TS Elliott, Audrey Hepburn, Jeanne Moreau, Marion Cotillard, among many illustrious artists and writers. I am still digesting it. Thank you Minister of Culture and Communication Ms Aurélie Fillppetti, Paris and His Excellency French Ambassdor to India, Francois Richier. To be recognised by a foreign country... Je suis vraiment honore et touché. Merci. Vive La France!’ (I am truly honoured and touched. Thank you. Long live France).” Even as congratulatory messages poured in, we are sure there are many more honours to come for the affable designer.