Alber Elbaz at his desk.

MERIT SYSTEM: Alber Elbaz is now one of the personalities from the fashion world on France’s honors list.

The former Lanvin creative director was promoted from Knight to Officer of the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian distinction. Elbaz was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in 2006.

Axel Dumas, chief executive officer of Hermès International, was made a Knight of the Legion of Honor in the new list. Meanwhile, Agnès Troublé, aka Agnès b., was promoted to Commander of the Order. She had been made a Knight in 2000 and was elevated to an Officer in 2009.

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