27 November 2009
Piet Paris is awarded Marie Claire Prix de la Mode
Piet Paris has been awarded the Marie Claire Prix de la Mode 2009 in the category Best Fashion Ambassador. The prize is an important mark of recognition from a lead player in Dutch fashion journalism for Piet’s work as an illustrator, as Artistic Director of the Arnhem Fashion Biennale and as a mentor to many fashion designers.‘Piet believes that all Dutch people should know how multifaceted and important fashion is – and Marie Claire cannot help but agree with him,’ the jury stated in their report. ‘To achieve that goal he even sacrificed his shyness.’
This year’s other award winners include Missoni (Best Fashion House), Consuelo Castiglioni (Best International Designer) and Cato van Ee (Best Model). The awards ceremony took place during a dinner held at the Rijksmuseum in the midst of paintings by Dutch Old Masters.