Thom Browne to be honored at the 2017 Couture Council Luncheon
The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology announced this week that Thom Browne will be honored with the 2017 Couture Council Awards for Artistry of Fashion. He will be awarded at the Artistry of Fashion Award luncheon on Wednesday, September 6 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The CFDA Award-winning designer was selected for the honor by an international advisory committee comprised of Suzy Menkes, Ken Downing, Linda Fargo, Hamish Bowles, Glenda Bailey, Nicole Fischelis, Caroline Milbank, Pamela Golbin, Akiko Fukai, and Patricia Mears.
“Thom Browne’s fashion shows are so witty and provocative; everyone is frantically taking pictures,” added Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT and chair of the Couture Council Advisory Board. “Newcomers to his shows can be so overwhelmed by his image-making that they mistakenly assume his clothes must be unwearable, but in fact Thom’s clothes are surprisingly classic and incredibly well-made. He’s stayed true to his vision and made a real impact on fashion.”
The Couture Council Luncheon benefits the Museum at FIT. Numerous designers have been honored at the luncheon including Karl Lagerfeld at the first Couture Council Luncheon held at Lincoln Center, Valentino, the late Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik, Carolina Herrera, and Akris Creative Director Albert Kriemler in 2016.
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