Following in the footsteps of last year’s winner Michael Kors, and former winners Valentino, Oscar de la Renta and Karl Lagerfeld, Herrera will be celebrated at a luncheon chaired by Julie Macklowe and Elizabeth Musmanno at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Centre.
“I have great admiration for The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology — it’s a vital link between fashion, culture and history,” Herrera told WWD. “The work of the museum gives our industry a stage to express cultural relevance in a historical context, engaging an audience beyond fashion, beyond New York.”
Valerie Steele, the museum’s director, added: “Carolina Herrera exemplifies the woman of style who is a very special kind of fashion designer. Like Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel, Carolina Herrera became famous for creating the kind of elegant, beautiful clothes that she herself wears.”