Haute 100 NY Update: Michael Kors Receives 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion

To celebrate the arrival of New York Fashion Week, The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology presented Michael Kors with its 2013 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

“Every time you see one of Michael’s advertisements, you just want to BE that woman—so chic, so glamorous, jet-setting around the world in her sunglasses—and in the company of a handsome, glamorous man. So thank you, Michael, for all you do for the women of the world!” gushed Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT.

Following cocktails on the David H. Koch Theater terrace, which overlooked the Fashion Week tents, guests enjoyed a three-course luncheon in the theater’s promenade. After the main course had been served, Hilary Swank presented the Artistry of Fashion Award to Kors.

Notable attendees included Linda Fargo, Vanessa Getty, Patti Hansen, Iman, Karolína Kurková, Aerin Lauder, Sandra Lee, Crystal Lourd, Alexandra Richards,Theodora Richards, Renee Rockefeller, Jamie Tisch, Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis, Elettra Wiedemann and Anna Wintour.

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