Many of you ask me more details about “La remise de l’épée” , I choose to explain more about 2 symbols: The coat and …obviously, the sword! (Swipe to see both, in the first one, my friend Pierre Andre together with Albert II, Prince of Monaco @montecarloprincipaute who attended the ceremony )
The green coat, as the sword, is common to all the members of the Institute of France. This typical coat is in dark blue or black, embroidered with olive tree branches green, that’s why of his name of green coat of member of the Academie francaise.
Nowadays, the confection of this garment is made by designers such as Lanvin, Pierre Balmain, Pierre Cardin, Christian Lacroix, Stark & Sons, or the army tailor.
The sword is originally a sign of the belonging of the academicians to the King’s House; only clergy and, in principle, women do not receive it.
Traditionally the handle of the sword carries symbols representing the life and work of the future academician. My friend chose to engrave his family crest, the names of his wife and his son and two simple words: “Connaissance et Liberté” as well as a mathematic equation very important to him !
The academician’s sword is conceived with great freedom by jeweller artists such as Guji, the house Arthus Bertrand, René Boivin, Stéphane Bondu, Boucheron, Cartier, Mellerio dits Meller, Jean Vendome, etc. or renowned artists such as Pierre Soulages, César, Ousmane Sow.
#bejeweled 💎 it can also be a sword having belonged to someone in the army , as in Pierre André case, and then it gets further embellished with personal motifs.
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