Couture Council Cheers Michael Kors
Michael Kors shows us the sky is the limit ! Kors hosted an exclusive event for his alma mater, FIT’s Couture Council, on Madison Avenue last week. The 60+ fashion frontrunners stopped by the designer’s store to shop and most importantly, celebrate. In a few months, he will receive the Artistry of Fashion Award from The Couture Council within FIT.
Chairman of the FIT Board Liz Peek, Couture Luncheon Cochairs Kamie Lightburn and Jieun Wax, Council Chair Yaz Hernandez, and Valerie Steele, are just some of those who stopped by. MK’s success has definitely come full circle !
After a few moments of mingling, then the real fun began. The shop transformed into a runway, as models sashayed for the guests while MK shared the inspiration for his Pre-fall 2013 Collection. He even gave tips on adapting the looks for each season ! My, KORS sure knows the working woman well. After the last look left the catwalk, guests swarmed to the racks again, while Kors provided even more advice. Styling suggestions from the designer himself ? What a dream.
The Museum at FIT, which is more like the Smithsonian for fashion, holds a jaw dropping amount of permanent pieces along with rotating iconic exhibitions. Seriously, you could spend hours in there. We certainly have ! Although, it’s not possible without The Couture Council, which is the savvy and stylish support for the Museum. From membership to raising funds, they ensure that the exhibitions excel. Although it’s the yearly Couture Council Awards Luncheon, where Kors will receive his award at the David Koch Theater in Lincoln Center on September 4th, that helps the museum thrive. Written by Mary Anderson.
Photos: Jonathan Ziegler | PMc