Wen­dell Does It Again

Society - - NOVEMBER 2014 100 -

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.

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