Paris is formalizing its fascination with Mad Men by giving a medal to the hit series’ creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner.
Two of the series’ stars, Christina Hendricks, who plays office manager Joan Harris, and John Slattery, who plays ad agency partner Roger Sterling, flanked Weiner at the ceremony today at Paris’ City Hall.
Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe’s top official for cultural matters presented Weiner with the Vermeil medal for cultural and other contributions to society.
“I fell in love with Paris through the movies,” said Weiner, adding that it was “very meaningful” to be given the award.
Mad Men has been winning French fans of late, and photographers and camera crews mobbed the three actors on their way in and out of the ceremony.