HEAVY MEDAL: Alber Elbaz, famous for his bow ties, will soon have a new accessory competing for attention. On Friday, the Lanvin designer is heading to the city hall in Paris where Mayor Bertrand Delanoë plans to decorate him with the Grande Médaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris. The vermilion medal is an honorary distinction, given to cultural figures who have an impact on the city. Past recipients include the designers Valentino and Gianni Versace, and the actress Maggie Cheung.
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