Last week Venezuelan designer Carolina Herrera received the 2014 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion from the Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology at a benefit luncheon. The Couture Council luncheon marks the beginning of Fashion Week, and 600 guests, including Anna Wintour, Glenda Bailey, Oscar de la Renta, Renée Zellweger, Lucy Liu, Ralph Lauren, Linda Fargo, André Leon Talley, and Martha Stewart, were present to celebrate Herrera, one of the fashion community’s most beloved designers.
This year’s luncheon co-chairs were Julie Macklowe and Elizabeth Musmanno. The award was presented by Seth Meyers, comedian and host of Late Night with Seth Meyers, who has long had an interest in the fashion industry.
“It was our pleasure to honor Carolina Herrera today. She is a brilliant and beloved designer whose name is synonymous with elegance and grace—and whose success is an inspiration to women throughout the world”, said Dr. Joyce F. Brown, FIT president.
Carolina Herrera said, “It is an honor to be the recipient of the 2014 Couture Council Award. I have great admiration for The Museum at FIT because it is a link between fashion, culture and the rich history of our industry.”