ROLL CALL: Patricia Barbizet, chief executive officer of the Pinault family holding company Artemis and chief executive officer of Christie’s International, has been promoted to commander of France’s Legion of Honor. It’s the national merit system created by Napoleon Bonaparte, which just announced its traditional Easter promotions.

Shoe designer Pierre Hardy, meanwhile, was made a knight of the Legion of Honor.

This story first appeared in the April 7, 2015 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.