Caroline Brown, President of Carolina Herrera welcomed the Couture Council members and spoke for a few minutes about the company's hope for the upcoming luncheon in September. Yaz Hernandez, Couture Council Board Chair spoke warmly about her friendship with Ms. Herrera and her happiness to honor a wonderful female Latin designer. Before guests enjoyed a small fashion show which included 36 looks showed from: Spring, Pre- Fall and Fall; Dr. Joyce Brown, President of FIT, expressed FIT’s excitement for the upcoming lunch and honoring such an remarkable designer. One of the most delicate details of the lunch was the desserts, guests were able you to enjoy sugar cookies that had each of the Archive Prints on them.
Luncheon guests included: Paola Bacchini Rosenshein, Caroline Brown, Dr. Joyce Brown, Alyson Cafiero, Suzanne Chute, Christina Davis, Jasmina Denner, Carole Divet Harting, Alexis Doyle, Karen Eckhoff, Allison Ecung, Fe Fendi, Sachiko Goodman, Dawne Marie Grannum, Celia Hegyi, Yaz Hernandez, Carolina Herrera, Sharon Hurowitz, Chiu Ti Jansen, Gemma Khang, Leonard King, Michèle Gerber Klein, Lisa Klein, Alexandra Kotur, Brenda Levin, Michellea Lin Greenip, Raquel Livia, Julie Macklowe (Luncheon Co-Chair), Patricia Mears, Alison Minton, Elizabeth Musmanno (Luncheon Co-Chair), Darcy Rigas, Didi Romley, Emilie Rubinfeld, Patricia Selden, Nancy Shaw, Valerie Steele (Director of the Museum at FIT), Barbara Tober, Jieun Wax, Patricia Wexler, Nina Whitman, and Yliana Yepez.
Looking ahead towards the Annual Luncheon in September: The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will honor Carolina Herrera with its 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at a benefit luncheon at the David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City. As has become the tradition, this luncheon heralds the arrival of Fall Fashion Week.
This year’s luncheon chairs are Julie Macklowe and Elizabeth Musmanno.
Tickets for the Couture Council luncheon honoring Carolina Herrera are priced as follows:
- Fashion Icon Table at $50,000
- Haute Couture Table at $25,000
- Couture Table at $15,000
- Haute Couture Ticket at $2,500
- Couture Ticket at $1,500
To purchase luncheon tickets, please contact Ms. Vicki Guranowski at 212.217.4105, fax 212.594.9206, or email Victoria_Guranowski@fitnyc.edu
Past recipients of the Couture Council Award are Michael Kors (2013), Oscar de la Renta (2012), Valentino (2011), Karl Lagerfeld (2010), Dries Van Noten (2009), Isabel Toledo (2008), Alber Elbaz (2007), and Ralph Rucci (2006). In 2008, Giorgio Armani received a special award for Global Fashion Leadership.
Images by Patrick McMullan Company