Yves Saint Laurent has another feather in his cap. The designer was awarded La Rose de Oro, the Golden Rose, in a ceremony in Palermo, Italy, last weekend. The prize, created in 1984, was the idea of the writer Jorge Luis Borges; rather than being bestowed by committee, it’s passed from one recipient to the next over the years. The chain has included the likes of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pierre Boulez and I.M. Pei, and it was the sculptor Eduardo Chillida who passed the prize to Saint Laurent in recognition of his contribution to two of Borges’s founding principles: beauty and knowledge.