Irish-born fashion designer Paul Costelloe now has his very own commemorative postage stamp in his native country. However, the honor didn’t come without a little bit of controversy. Costelloe, who got into the fashion industry in London, once famously said that Irish women “wouldn’t know style if it tottered up to them on 10-inch heels.” Perhaps that’s why the stamp used a photo of one of Costelloe’s designs, rather than a picture of the man himself.

To his credit, Costelloe said “As an Irishman, having your name on a stamp is one of the greatest honours to be bestowed on anyone.”