Tuesday the 26th of January 2016, Pierre Hardy has been presented with the Chevalier (de l’Ordre National) de la Légion d’Honneur medal. This honor was presented to him by Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur and Creative Director at Hermès. Present at the ceremony were family members and close friends, as well as many collaborators and journalists.
The opening speech by Pierre-Alexis Dumas paid tribute to Pierre Hardy’s work, who he described as “a highly focused, versatile and multi-faceted man, with many skills and many voices; a man who has shown us but half of his hundred talents.” For his part, Pierre Hardy thanked his “personal legion”, “those calming and watchful legionaries who have strived, organized, worked to make this all possible. Nothing is achieved alone.”