KNIGHTED: Audrey Azoulay, France’s newly minted Culture Minister, is to attend a ceremony on Wednesday rewarding eight artisans belonging to member houses of the Comité Colbert, the French luxury-goods trade association.

The group of eight, which includes Monique Bailly, head of an haute couture atelier at Christian Dior Couture; Patrice Rock, bootmaker at Berluti; and Philippe Nicolas, engraver at Cartier, will be anointed Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.

The other honorees come from La Maison du Chocolat, Ercuis, Champagne Perrier-Jouët, restaurant Guy Savoy Paris and Bernardaud.

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