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Jean Paul Gaultier honoured

Jean Paul Gaultier is to be honoured for his fashion work.

The Lycée Francais de New York (LFNY) school has decided to recognise Gaultier at their annual gala at the Park Avenue Armoury in March.

The designer will receive the Charles de Ferry de Fontnouvelle Award which was named after the founder of the school.

The award is given to individuals whose accomplishments resonate with the Lycée's own personal mission to provide an education that both encourages and respects diversity between people and cultures.

"As an inspirational leader in the Arts, Mr. Gaultier is internationally recognised as one of the most influential and innovative fashion designers of our time," the LFNY said on their website.

Past winners of the award include French journalist Anne Sinclair and President and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Dior Couture, Sidney Toledano.

This year's theme for the gala will be Les Années Folles - Paris in the 20s.

According to WWD the designer plans to jet into New York to accept his award and talk to the students of LFNY. He will then take in some of the cultural treats of the city by visiting galleries and going to a flea market.

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