One of many reasons we love the French is their commitment to fashion as a crucial part of the arts, and Jacobs is just the latest -- along with Sonia Rykiel creative director Nathalie Rykiel -- in an illustrious line of designers to be recognized for their contributions to fashion. Of course, Jacobs contributes as artistic director at Louis Vuitton, among a few other things (like, oh, creating those mad-hot purple over-the-knee runway boots last fall). Félicitations!
Marc Jacobs Knighted in France
Updated at 3:15 PM EST on Thursday, Jan 21, 2010