New York City is alive with the excitement of Fashion Week which has now arrived in full force. The most beautiful people congregate for another spectacular season; this time we are into Spring 2014.
On Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, the annual FIT Couture Council Benefit Luncheon was held. The star of the afternoon was the highly respected designer Michael Kors who was presented with the 2013 Couture Council Award for artistry. This honor was presented to Kors by Academy-Award winning actress, Hilary Swank, a long-time lover of Kors’ fashions.
Michael Kors enjoys bringing emerging design talent into the industry and his philanthropic generosity is forever appreciated to add fervor to a ripe fashion world. On this day, Kors donated $1 million to the Fashion Institute of Technology to establish an endowed scholarship which will be given annually going forward to the student who demonstrates exceptional talent in fashion design but whose educational endeavors are limited by financial constraints. In addition, this opportunity of a lifetime brings with it a fully paid Bachelor’s Degree program at FIT, including tuition, housing, materials, books and best of all, a year of study at Politecnico di Milano. This scholarship also provides mentorship and an internship learning at Michael Kors and the ability to learn first-hand from the experts in the field.
The 2013 winner was a third-semester Fashion Design student at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Kim Nguyen. Kim is extremely overjoyed to be the very first recipient to kick off the Michael Kors Endowed Scholarship Annual Award and continue the exciting experience of furthering an unlimited fashion career.
Kors is loved the world over and many friends, fans and business associates were eager to attend and share his accomplishments and generosity on this afternoon of celebration. Some of the most notable guests of the afternoon that most certainly have a closet full of Kors clothing were Vogue Editor-In-Chief, Anna Wintour, Beauty expert, Aerin Lauder, and supermodels Iman, Lily Aldridge, Doutzen Kroes, Chanel Iman, Alexandra Richards, Patti Hansen, Nina Arianda and Harley Viera Newton.
Michael Kors has always believed that the formula for success is all about talent, hard work and staying true to yourself. Great advice to follow in order to live your dream! Congratulations Michael Kors!