The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will honor Southampton designer Michael Kors with its 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion on Wednesday, September 4 during a benefit luncheon at the David H. Koch Theater in NYC’s Lincoln Center. Million Dollar Baby star Hilary Swank will present Kors with his award.
As has become the tradition, this luncheon heralds the arrival of Fall Fashion Week.
A host of the most fashionable guests from New York and the Hamptons will be on hand to applaud the designer, including Jean Shafiroff, Alexandra Lebenthal, Reem Acra, Iman, Julie Macklowe, Martha Stewart and Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. “Unlike so many other fashion events, our room is filled with women who buy, not borrow, dresses,” Couture Council chairman Yaz Hernandez said.
Kors, who attended FIT, recently endowed the Michael Kors Scholarship at FIT with a $1 million gift to establish a major award for a fashion design student. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional talent in fashion design but whose educational endeavors are limited by financial constraints. All costs associated with a bachelor’s degree program at FIT, including tuition, housing and books will be covered. The scholarship also provides mentorship and the opportunity to intern at Michael Kors.