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The Only French Toast Anna Wintour Condones

French president Nicholas Sarkozy presented Vogue‘s editrix in chief Anna Wintour with the Legion of Honor award of merit last night at Paris’ Élysée Palace. After receiving the prize, she mindlessly threw it amongst her other awards, the Order of the British Empire and the head of Carine Roitfeld.

The Only French Toast Anna Wintour Condones


On hand to toast Wintour — who never met a Chanel bouclé tweed she didn’t drape over her frail back — were Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace with bff Riccardo Tisci — fresh off his glorious fall 2011 haute couture collection for Givenchy Lanvin‘s Alber Elbaz, Anna’s Italian counterpart Franca SozzaniMario Testino, LVMH head honcho Bernard Arnault, YSL‘s Stefano Pilati, Burberry‘s Christopher Bailey,  Tommy Hilfiger, professional dandy and Vogue‘s editor-at-large Hamish Bowles and the Rhoda to Anna’s Mary, Grace Coddington.

According to the Kaiser, “We had this very nice cocktail, where Anna made a very funny speech.” I have a hard time believing at least one of those facts. [WWD]

Click through for more picture from Vogue Italia that were apparently taken by a drunk intern with an iPhone.

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail