It's one of the most prestigious titles to receive in France and on New Year's Day 2016, Kenzo Takada, Founder of the Japanese luxury label Kenzo, was named a Knight of the Legion of Honour, France's highest civilian decoration. 

Kenzo Takada originally born in Japan made the move to Paris in 1964 where he began his eponymous label Kenzo. It is a brand that grew to become one of the world's most renowned fashion labels that now consists of men's and women's clothing, perfumes and skincare. In 1999 Takada announced his retirement but not before continuing a career in arts. He later became the Honorary President of the Asian Couture Federation, which is an organisation to support and promote Asian couturiers who have exhibited exceptional artistry in fashion design.