Amitabh Bachchan & Manish Arora Have Something In Common!

Nicole Teresa Juneja , 18 Feb 2016
Manish Arora Profile Picture - (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora)
Manish Arora Profile Picture – (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora)

Besides being legends in their own right, they are among the very few Indians to be conferred the Chevalier de la légion d’Honneur – France’s premier award to recognise eminent accomplishments of service to France. How amazing is that, right?!

In an intimate ceremony earlier this week, between family and friends, His Excellency, the Ambassador of France, Francois Richier presented this medallion of honour to Manish Arora in recognition of his critically acclaimed work and contribution to the world of fashion. The evening started with a personal note from Bandana Tewari (the Fashion Features Director of Vogue India) to Manish, which we loved! Full of fun anecdotes from Manish’s past, like her first interview with him (which was on a Kamikaze bike driving through the roads of Goa!), we learned a lot more about this boy from Malad.

Guests that evening included Subodh Gupta, Rahul Mishra, Sunil Sethi, Ambika Pillai, Rajesh Pratap Singh, JJ Valaya, Nikasha Tawadey, Sunjay Guleria and Mohini Boparai, to name a few and many of whom were part of the video montage that followed. It was a beautiful tribute to the many big moments of Manish’s career, and included short snippets from his closest friends (and few celebrities too, like Sonam Kapoor), each one speaking about why they love this iconic ladies tailor.

Want to know more about Manish’s love story with Paris? Here are our favourite moments!

First Show At Paris Fashion Week In 2007

MA SS 2008 PFW (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Faceboook)
Manish Arora SS 2008 PFW (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Faceboook)

Life Is A Circus! His Spring Summer 2009 Showing At Paris Fashion Week

MA - SS 2009 PFW (Image Courtesy: Vogue.co.uk)
Manish Arora – SS 2009 PFW (Image Courtesy: Vogue.co.uk)

Also Spotted On Katy Perry!

 

And Lady Gaga On The March 2009 Cover Of Fabulous Magazine!

Lady Gaga Fabulous Cover March 2009 (image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)
Lady Gaga Fabulous Cover March 2009 (image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)

In The Jungle! His Fall 2009-10 Showing At Paris Fashion Week

MA -Fall 2009- 2010 PFW (Image Courtesy: Vogue.co.uk)
Manish Arora – Fall 2009- 2010 PFW (Image Courtesy: Vogue.co.uk)

‘Manish Arora For Nespresso’ Show At Champs Elysees (Paris) in November 2010

MA Nespresso Paris (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)
Manish Arora Nespresso Paris (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)

Manish Arora Appointed As Creative Director Of Paco Rabanne in 2011

Manish Arora Libération Feature - Appt Paco CD - Oct 2011
Manish Arora Libération Feature – Appt Paco CD – Oct 2011

Collaboration With Hiroshi Nagai For The Fall 2011-12 Collection at Paris Fashion Week

MA - PFW Fall 2011 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora-Facebook)
MA – PFW Fall 2011 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora-Facebook)

‘Manish Arora For Paco Rabanne’ Worn By Lady Gaga At The MTV Europe Music Awards 2011

MA - Lady Gaga (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)
Lady Gaga (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)

‘Manish Arora For Café de la Paix’ In Paris, Creating An Exclusive Line Of Pastry

Manish Arora Café de la Paix, Paris - 16 Sept 2011 to 15 Jan 2012
Manish Arora Café de la Paix, Paris – 16 Sept 2011 to 15 Jan 2012

Collaboration With Robert Altman For Spring Summer 2012 Collection At Paris Fashion Week

Manish Arora - PFW SS 2012 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)
Manish Arora – PFW SS 2012 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)

Collaboration With Judith Supine For Fall 2012-13 Collection At Paris Fashion Week

Manish Arora - PFW Fall 2012 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)
Manish Arora – PFW Fall 2012 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)

Spring Summer 2013 Collection At Paris Fashion Week In The Pages Of L’Officiel, France

L'Officiel Dec 2012 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)
L’Officiel Dec 2012 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)

Spring Summer 2014 Showing At Paris Fashion Week

Manish Arora - SS 2014 PFW (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)
Manish Arora – SS 2014 PFW (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)

First ‘Indian by Manish Arora’ Flagship Store Opened In Paris In 2014

Spring Summer 2015 Collection At Paris Fashion Week

MA - SS 2015 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)
Manish Arora – SS 2015 (Image Courtesy: Manish Arora Facebook)

Winter Is Coming! His Fall 2015-16 Showing At Paris Fashion Week

Half Indian, Half Gypsy! His Spring Summer 2016 Showing At Paris Fashion Week

 MA - SS 2016 (Image Courtesy: InDigital)
Manish Arora – SS 2016 (Image Courtesy: InDigital)

It’s no wonder that celebrities like Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Sonam Kapoor, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, and so many others love wearing his designs.

Seeing through his eyes… Life is beautiful, truly.

We wish him nothing but luck and love! x

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