Lagerfeld Receives The Légion D'honneur
Ostentatious designer Karl Lagerfeld has has just been tapped to receive the Légion d'honneur, the highest decoration in France, on the eve of the latest Chanel fashion show in Paris. The honor, the full title of which is the Ordre national de la Légion d'honneur ("National Order of the Legion of Honour") was established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802. Lagerfeld was notified of the honor prior to the fashion show by by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Vogue UK reports. A date for the official ceremony has yet to be set. Meanwhile, Lagerfeld has been chosen to photograph the next Pirelli calendar, the annual naked supermodel fest. "I'll do it in my studio in Paris," the designer declared. "It's too obvious to have a beach setting."