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Ralph Lauren Awarded Legion D'Honneur

06/19/2010 05:12am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"You represent an America we like very much--you and Barack Obama are the American dream," said Mr. Sarkozy, before pinning the Légion d'honneur medal on the pinstriped suit of the designer, who he said represented "beauty, democracy and quality of life" and whom he recognized for his philanthropic activities.