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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Glenda Bailey of Harpers Bazaar (L) and Designer of the Year Alber Elbaz attends the 14th Annual ACE Awards presented by the Accessories Council at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 1, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ACE Awards)

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Glenda Bailey of Harpers Bazaar (L) and Designer of the Year Alber Elbaz attends the 14th Annual ACE Awards presented by the Accessories Council at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 1, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ACE Awards)

Jamie McCarthy

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 01: Glenda Bailey of Harpers Bazaar (L) and Designer of the Year Alber Elbaz attends the 14th Annual ACE Awards presented by the Accessories Council at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 1, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for ACE Awards)

Glenda Bailey, the British editior-in-chief of US Harper's Bazaar, will be awarded one of France's highest honours next month.

Glenda Bailey, the Derbyshire-born editor of US Harper's Bazaar , will be awarded the Legion of Honour in Paris on October 3. The award will be presented by Alber Elbaz, the creative director of Lanvin.

The event will be hosted by Duncan Edwards, the president and CEO of Hearst International, at Hôtel le Bristol which is situated on the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré.



"Apparently it's green," Bailey told WWD of the award at yesterday's Prada show.

Bailey, who was awarded an OBE in 2008, became editor-in-chief of Harper's in 2001 and has been credited with turning the title around, increasing newsstand sales by nearly 20 per cent. Before her tenure there she enjoyed successful stints as editor of both the British and US versions of Marie Claire .



She completed a degree in fashion design at Kingston University before moving into publishing.



Many other fashion figures have been awarded the Legion of Honour - which is given to those who have served France and the ideals it upholds - including Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and John Galliano, who was later stripped of his following his well-documented dismissal from Dior.

Bibby Sowray Telegraph.co.uk