Earlier this week Michael Kors hosted a private event at his Madison Avenue store (790 Madison Avenue) for members of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT. The FIT Alum, and former Haute Living cover star welcomed 60 guests, including Liz Peek (Chairman of FIT’s Board) who introduced Michael and congratulated him on behalf of the board for upcoming honor, the Artistry of Fashion Award at the annual Couture Council Luncheon on September 4th at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.
A lot of the guests came to the event wearing the designer’s clothes. To name a few: both 2013 Couture Luncheon Co-Chairs Kamie Lightburn & Jieun Wax wore pieces from the Pre-Fall 2013 collection; Yaz Hernandez (Couture Council Chair) wore a two-tone contrast –Panel Ponte dress; Alexandra Lebenthal wore yellow zipper dress; Kay Facatselis wore a black Off-The Shoulder top; Nancy Shaw wore an emerald green featherweight wool shrug with a sleeveless Wool-Crepe dress.
Other guests that attended included Jamie Gordon, Catherine Gund, Eleanora Kennedy, Julie Macklowe, Christina McInerney, Wilbur Ross, Hilary Ross, Jean Shafiroff, and Valerie Steele.
Kors gave a 30-minute presentation of his Pre-Fall 2013 Collection about what inspired the collection. He also talked about what its means to true sport-wear designer. While explaining the 25 looks he also interjected with how the women could incorporate a piece of the look into their year round wardrobes. After the presentation Michael spent some time shopping with the ladies and gave some style tips on how to wear his clothing.