More congratulations today; this time for Jean Paul Gaultier who is set to be honoured by the Lycée Francais de New York at their annual gala on March 17th. Congrats JP!
The designer is set to be given the Charles de Ferry de Fontnouvelle Award, a gong named after the founder of the school (also the French Consul General in New York) which was established in the mid 1930’s. The award was established to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to the French-American community. This year’s annual gala has the theme of ‘Les Années Folles’ or Paris in the 1920’s, which we imagine Gaultier will LOVE because it was, of course, a time of prime cultural exchange between France and the US.
The Lycee is literally translated as the French High School of New York and is a French School, based in Manhattan, which allows its students to follow the French curriculum. To give you an idea of how fancy it is, a quick look over the list of former students reveals an impressive, if diverse list that includes Lourdes Leon, Loulou de la Falaise, Maddox, Pax, Zahara and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt and Nicolas Sarkozy. Swanky.