Monday, September 12, 2016

Artistry of Fashion

Albert Kriemler and Dr. Joyce Brown
The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT hosted their annual luncheon honoring Akris Creative Director Albert Kriemler with its 2016 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion on Wednesday, September 7th at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Kriemler was selected to receive the award for his commitment to outstanding craftsmanship and his dedication to creating well-tailored, wearable pieces that blend luxury with functionality.  

Linda Fargo presented Kriemler with the award. Kriemler spoke appreciatively of New York City for always welcoming him without any preconceptions and providing a sense of belonging and inspiration. He also cited his appreciation for the exhibitions at The Museum at FIT. Kriemler is showing for the first time at New York Fashion Week this Friday.
Dr. Valerie Steele, Dr. Joyce Brown, and Albert Kriemler
It has become tradition that the annual luncheon heralds the arrival of Fall Fashion Week in New York. The Couture Council is a philanthropic membership group that helps support the exhibitions and programs of The Museum at FIT.  All proceeds from the event benefit The Museum.

Notable attendees included: Veronica Webb, Martha Stewart, Judith Ripka, Hamish Bowles, Joe Zee, Yaz Hernández, Liz Peek, Audrey Gruss, Linda Fargo, Lisa Klein, Dr. Joyce F. Brown and more.

Additionally, Robert and Jennifer D’Loren donated six pieces of Judith Ripka Ltd. jewelry that were on display at the luncheon.  Proceeds will benefit the QVC Scholarship Fund within the FIT Foundation.
Patty Baker and Dr. Jay Baker
Glenda Bailey and Chris Austin
Kim Heirston, Audrey Gruss, and Margo Langenberg
Gordon Kendall and Amanda Grove Holmen
Laura Munoz, Dr. John Mesa, Beatriz Colon, Valentine Hernandez, and Yaz Hernandez
Anna Safir, Eleanora Kennedy, Jack Lynch, Kathy Prounis, Yaz Hernandez, Michele Gerber Klein, and Dr. John Mesa
Jamee Gregory
Caroline Rowan and Julie Macklowe
Jack Lynch and Kamie Lightburn
Anna Safir, Lisa Klein, Eleanora Kennedy, and Michele Gerber Klein
Muffie Potter Aston, Kathy Prounis, and Jack Lynch
Joan Hornig
Marcia Mishaan and James LaForce
Carol Guest and Marjorie Reed Gordon
Jennifer Argenti and Kamie Lightburn
Jean Shafiroff and Ike Ude
Martha Stewart
Muffie Potter Aston, Kathy Prounis, Sharon Jacob, and Bettina Zilkha
Robby Meyers and Joanna Coles
Francine LeFrak and Debbie Bancroft
Sharon Jacob, Jennifer Argenti, Kamie Lightburn, Muffie Potter Aston, and Kathy Prounis
Dr. Joyce Brown
Joe Zee
Andrea Stark and Amelia Ogunlesi
Alexandra Lebenthal
Sou Fujimoto
Joanna Coles and Zanna Roberts Rassi
Hilary Geary Ross
Sharon Handler Loeb
Barbara Tober
B Michael and Mark Anthony Edwards
Dustee Jenkins and Ken Downing
Martha Stewart, Bronson Van Wyck, and Hal Rubenstein
Linda Fargo, Albert Kriemler, and Dr. Valerie Steele
Fe Fendi and Amelia Ogunlesi
Dr. Joyce Brown
Lisa Klein and Audrey Gruss
Joe Zee, Yaz Hernandez, and Hamish Bowles
Veronica Webb
John Pomerantz and Monica Kossan
Peter Kriemler and Albert Kriemler
Liz Peek and Yaz Hernandez
Bronson Van Wyck, Martha Stewart, and Linda Fargo
Hamish Bowles and Liz Peek
Patty Baker, Peter Scotese, and Joan Hornig
Photographs by Annie Watt