top of page
Photo(l.r.): Marie-Monique Steckel, Charles Cohen, Jane Fonda & Sebastien Bazin

The FIAF Honored Jane Fonda with

" The Trophee Des Arts " and Sebastien Bazin (Accorhotels Chairman & CEO) with" The Pillier D' Or "at Its Trophée des Arts Gala 2018….!

NEW YORK,NY(SMIWIRE,11.13.18)-The French Institute Alliance Francaise, an non-profit organization that promotes diversity and richness of French cultures in Arts & language across the US, commemorated its annual elegant (Monday,11.12)" Trophée des Arts Gala 2018"; honoring renowned American's actress " Jane Fonda" and "Sebastien Bazin "(Accorhotels Chairman & CEO) at the Plaza Hotel in New York City


The Trophée des Arts award, established in 1992, recognizes a distinguished artist or cultural icon who exemplifies FIAF’s mission of French-American friendship and cross-cultural exchange.This elegant annual benefit gala, celebrates the best of the French culture in the big apple and raises funds to support FIAF’s mission to teach French, promote Francophone culture, and strengthen the relationship between French and American people.


The Pilier d’Or award, established in 2006, recognizes a leading business figure, diplomat, or philanthropist for outstanding contributions to the French-American community.

The presenters of the gala were Thomas J. Barrack Jr.( Founder  & Executive Chairman of Colony Capital Inc) and renowmed American's actor Sam Waterston.

Notable Attendees Included:

Catherine Barba, Sébastien Bazin,Marie-Eve Berty,Anne Brigitte Bezamat-Cohen,Véronique Bich, James G. Brooks J. Janna Bullock, Anne Busquet, Emma Chandra, Nabil Chartouni, Yann Coatanlem, Charles Cohen, & Clo Anthony Coppers, & Nastassja Elizabeth de Cuevas,

Bénédicte de Montlaur,Jérôme de Noirmont, Jane Fonda, Actress, Anne Fontaine,Charles R. Frank , Michèle Gerber Klein,  L'Oreal Thailand Odile Gorse,Jane Gussin,Jane D. Hartley
Emmanuel Houzé,John J. Jacobs,Wayne J. Safro & Elizabeth,Erwan Keraudy, CEO and co-founder of CybelAngel, Jeff Koons, & Justine Anne-Claire Legendre, Francine Leroux Haskell,
Sasha Leviant, Marc Levy & Pauline Leveque, Harry Macklowe, Jacques Manardo, & Elisabeth
James Marlas, & Marie Nugent-Head Olivier Mille, Film producer & Victoire,Virginie Morgon, Emmanuel Morlet & Kathryn,Eric Mourlot,Sam Nazarian, Chris Oberbeck, & Katia Stephane Ormand,Maïa Paulin,John Pierce, & Marie-Noelle, Leah Pisar, Nathalie Regnault Sann, Jeffrey Rosen,Hannah Rosenberg, Frédéric Rozé, Narjess Saidane, Ambassadeur, & Habib Achek,Charlotte Sarkozy,Kristin Simmons,Morty Singer, Guy Sorman , Marie-Monique Steckel,Benny Tabatabai, Jean-Luc Teinturier, Clémence Von Mueffling, 
Shirin Von Wulffen, Frederic Stanley Weisman,Paula Weinstein, Wilmers Elizabeth,David Wolf, Keith Yazmir, ….

2018 Trophee Des Arts Honorees:

Jane Fonda : Recipient of the 2018 Trophee Des Arts  Award

The 2018 Trophée des Arts award was presented to Jane Fonda, one of the most iconic actresses of our time. A true bridge between France and the United States, she boasts an illustrious acting career on both sides of the Atlantic, and has won several prestigious awards, including two Academy Awards for Best Actress. A fitness icon: “Jane Fonda’s Workout” sold 17 million copies. She has been a longtime political activist and feminist, as well as a committed philanthropist. 

Sebastien Bazin: Recipient of the 2018 Pillier d' Or Award

The 2018 Pilier d’Or was awarded to Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, one of the largest hotel chains in the world. Since assuming his position five years ago, Sébastien Bazin has undertaken an ambitious transformation plan, expanding the Group’s range of services and positioning it as a leading digital innovator, in addition to reinforcing its core hospitality business. Before joining AccorHotels, Sébastien Bazin worked in several financial positions in New York, San Francisco, London and Paris.

333111111SMIL0474 copy.jpg
bottom of page