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FRANCE, Paris - Hilton McConnico decorated with the insignes de Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur

March 25 2011

For the occasion, Minister of Culture, Fréderic Mitterrand, thanked McConnico for his
" extraordinary creativity and his unique capacity to make us dream "

Painter, decorator, photographer, designer, scenographer, Hilton McConnico draws his inspiration from the Nature. In all his works, he creates a world filled with magic and with poetry.

Since 1965, he has lived and works in Paris. After several years as fashion designer for Yves Saint Laurent and Ted Lapidus, he turned to the cinema. He has created the settings of about twenty movies, amongst them Vivement Dimanche of François Truffaut. In 1983, he received the César award of the best set for La Lune dans le Caniveau of Jean-Jacques Beineix. His scenographies gave him an international fame.

For Hermès, he has conceived the exhibition Carré de Soie in Hong-Kong and Shanghaï . In 2006, he has also designed the interior of Hermès museums in Tokyo (architect Renzo Piano) and in Seoul (architect Réna Dumas).
He has received numerous awards for his creations in design, which are now part of the permanent collections of numerous museums Paris, Oslo, New York and Lausanne.