What NY Stylistas Wore to the Couture Council’s Posh Lunch

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Lisa Klein, Albert Kriemler, Audrey Gruss, Valerie Steele
Lisa Klein, Albert Kriemler, Audrey Gruss, Valerie Steele

Albert Kriemler, creative director of Akris, hosted a luncheon for members of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT at the AKRIS boutique on Madison Avenue.  Guests toasted Kriemler ahead of September’s Couture Council Luncheon, which is always a must-attend event among New York’s fashion tribe. The luncheon, which takes place right before New York Fashion Week, will honor Kriemler and be held at Lincoln Center.

Lisa Klein
Lisa Klein

Among those in attendance were Dr. Valerie Steele (director of the museum), Elizabeth Peek, Yaz Hernandez, Audrey Gruss and Lisa Klein.

Yaz Hernandez, Vivi Barguil de Sarmiento
Yaz Hernandez, Vivi Barguil de Sarmiento

Dr. Steele introduced Kriemler by quoting Linda Fargo, Bergdorf Goodman’s style guru and director of women’s fashion, who once said that “Albert is someone who has improved the quality of life through design.”  Dr. Steele then commented, “While everyone appreciates the luxury of Akris fabrics and clothes, few people realize how much research and development Albert does to ensure their effortless elegance.” 

Vivi Barguil de Sarmiento, Alyson Cafiero
Vivi Barguil de Sarmiento, Alyson Cafiero

Kreimler, after expressing his admiration for The Museum at FIT and the Couture Council’s work on its behalf, introduced a selection of looks from his Fall/Winter 2016-17 collection (shown in Paris in March).

About the Couture Council of the Museum at FIT: This membership group is dedicated to supporting The Museum at FIT, a specialized museum of fashion. The Couture Council helps make it possible for the museum to stage fashion exhibitions and to acquire important objects for its permanent collection. It also organizes public programs, such as the annual fashion symposium.

Michele Gerber Klein,  Eleanora Kennedy
Michele Gerber Klein,  Eleanora Kennedy

Akris and Couture: Council Luncheon

The Couture Council Board of Directors include Yaz Hernández (chairman), Kamie Lightburn (president), Joele Frank (treasurer), Carole Divet Harting (secretary), Angela Dotson, Michèle Gerber Klein, Anne Goldrach, Rebecca Grafstein, Audrey Gruss, Celia Hegyi, Sharon Jacob, Eleanora Kennedy, Lisa Klein, Stephanie Loeffler, Julie Macklowe, Melissa Mithoff, Elizabeth Musmanno, Laura Nicklas, Amelia Ogunlesi, Liz Peek, Kathy Prounis, Kathy Reilly, Darcy Rigas, Lois Robbins, Jean Shafiroff, and Lacey Tisch.

For more about the Couture Council visit fitnyc.edu/couturecouncil.

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