FIT Couture Council Luncheon

Strap on your stilettos and sprint to this spectacularly stylish event that marks the start of Fall Fashion Week.  On Wednesday, September 9, The Couture Council of the Museum at FIT will honor Manolo Blahnik with its 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion at an award luncheon at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.   This year’s luncheon co-chairs are Carole Divet Harting and Darcy Rigas. Honorary co-chairs are Joan Juliet Buck and Amy Fine Collins and the Award will be presented by André Leon Talley.  “It is one of the greatest accolades of my life to be awarded the 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion,” said Manolo Blahnik. “I very much admire the Couture Council’s invaluable support of The Museum at FIT. It is imperative that we cultivate the culture of fashion and continue educating about design and artisanship”  

For what to wear to the most fashionable luncheon of the season, we shopped Bergdorf Goodman  for a fantastic and stylish selection of pretty pumps, designed with women in mind.  Who can forget the first pair of  Manolos?  They are a woman’s best friend – just slip on a pair and you feel beautiful.   Now you can share your own Manolo story.  See the details below.  We are filling in our fall wardrobe with transitional styles, patterns and colors.

Come Back to Black

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Transition in Stylish Skins 

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New Hues

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Participate in #MyManolos

manolo blahnikThe Couture Council invites you to participate in #MyManolos campaign in honor of Mr. Blahnik.  Just take a photo of your favorite or most memorable pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes. Share your image on Twitter orInstagram with hashtag #MyManolos and include a story about why the shoes are so special to you. Your story can be about something wonderful that happened to you while wearing the shoes, your memory of getting your first pair or simply about how you feel when wearing one of Mr. Blahnik’s creations. Please make sure your post includes hashtag#MyManolos and @MuseumatFIT.  Your story and photo will be shared on  Tumblr blog and across The Museum at FIT and FIT’s social media channels.


Join the Couture Council

Members of the Couture Council receive invitations to at least five special events a year, including behind-the-scenes tours of the Museum’s collection and exhibitions, opening receptions, and visits to the ateliers of fashion designers in New York. Couture Council members are also the first to receive notice of the annual Couture Council Awards Ceremony and benefit luncheon.

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