MANOLO’S TURN: Fittingly, Manolo Blahnik, a man who helps to keep many showgoers on their feet, will be honored the day before New York Fashion Week begins with the 2015 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.
The Couture Council of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will present the award to Blahnik on Sept. 9 at a luncheon in Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. Forty years into his career, Blahnik launched a collection of clutches this month inspired by his heels.
Blahnik described the upcoming honor as “one of the greatest accolades of my life.”
He said, “I very much admire the Couture Council’s invaluable support of The Museum at FIT. It is imperative that we cultivate the culture of fashion and continue educating about design and artisanship. The museum does just that and in very clever and innovative ways.”
Carole Divet Harting and Darcy Rigas will serve as co-chairs for this year’s Olivier Cheng-catered affair that will once again be adorned with Bronson Van Wyck floral arrangements.