The energetic Patty Elkus, a founding member and board member of the International SeaKeepers Society, spearheaded the Women in Yachting & Ocean Advocacy Honorary Host Committee for the 2012 Bal de la Mer. Patty is a committed advocate for the health of the ocean and advancement of science.
At the 2012 Monaco Yacht Show, the International SeaKeepers Society bestowed its Seakeeper Award on Agnès Troublé, better known to the world as “agnès b,” designer and successful entrepreneur.
Why would an organization dedicated to the wellbeing of the oceans recognize a fashion designer? The truth is, agnès b., who received France’s Legion of Honor in 2010, far exceeds this narrow classification. An art collector and an artist in her own right, agnès believes strongly in getting involved, and her foundation supports many causes, including the environment.