"I am immensely grateful to my highly esteemed Geoffroy van Raemdonck and Lana Todorovich, who at this particular point in time have the honour of representing Neiman Marcus, one of the highest expressions of fashion and luxury in the world, but also an icon of lifestyle and elegance. I would also like to thank all the people at Neiman whom I have admired during our twenty years of collaboration as people of great humanity, as well as appreciating them as very special professionals. I feel particularly honoured and I like to think of this award as a high recognition that gives credit to the people of Solomeo, to the creative hands of the best Italian craftsmanship that – with their daily dedication – have built 'The Dream of Solomeo' together with my family and all my co-workers. In our work, as in life, we have always tried to be inspired by the values of Humanistic Capitalism, linked to Human Sustainability, with respect for all human beings and in harmony with the whole of Creation. Thank you, thank you very much."