New York Fashion Week is once again upon us and kicking things into high gear tomorrow at Lincoln Center is the Couture Council luncheon. The wildly popular event, which is looking to best last year’s $1 million haul to benefit the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, will honor Michael Kors with the Couture Council award for Artistry of Fashion. Past recipients include Ralph Rucci, Karl Lagerfeld, and Oscar de la Renta.
“Michael Kors has been nominated repeatedly by members of the Couture Council Advisory Committee,” said Museum at FIT director Valerie Steele, referring to the group of journalists, retailers, and curators that includes Glenda Bailey, Hamish Bowles, Ken Downing, and Linda Fargo. “The committee’s mandate is to not only look at the previous year’s accomplishments, but at a lifetime of contributions to fashion.”
Actress Hilary Swank will present the award to Kors, who will show his spring 2014 collection at Lincoln Center next Wednesday. The luncheon and runway show cap off an exciting few weeks for Kors, whose publicly traded company recently reported that revenue for the most recent quarter had soared to $640.9 million (an increase of 54.5% over the same period last year). So drape yourself in camel-colored cashmere and enjoy this rousing video compilation, assembled by the sassy culture buffs over at Movie Bitches, of Kors’s most memorable quips during his ten-season tenure as a Project Runway judge.