Yesterday afternoon a group of ladies and gentlemen came to David H. Cole at Lincoln Center in New York City Hershey Theater. The event itself, the FIT Museum’s annual fundraiser, is a fashion event, but this year guests stepped up their tailoring competition as the event’s winner was Maria Grazia Chiuri Dior, creative director of women’s haute couture, ready-to-wear and accessories series. Fresh from Paris, the designer donned a simple and elegant black Dior suit and finished with her signature black eyeliner.
Notable attendees include Kat Graham, Pete Nordstrom, Derek Blasberg, Francisco Costa, Ken Downing, Aurora James, Nina Garcia, Julia Haart, Candace Bushnell, Rickie De Sole, Timo Weiland, Fe Fendi, Yaz Hernandez, and MFIT’s Dr. Joyce F. Brown and Valerie Steele.
“I am really touched Come to the FIT Museum, a space to study fashion, an educational space. It’s a very special thing – to understand that fashion is part of culture, part of history, and by studying it, we understand ourselves and our society, “Grazia Chiuri receiving her 2022 Fashion Council Fashion Art Award. “Started a conversation with artists, with women artists around the world who helped me understand what fashion is really about — clothes, but also culture and identity. Today, I share the honor of this award with them.”
“We celebrate her, not only as the first woman to lead the legendary Dior brand since its inception in 1946 ), but also a visionary committed to the global women’s community,” said Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President of
FIT. “Her vision – both feminist and feminine – is embodied in her collections, creating elegant, elegant designs for women of all shapes, sizes and ages. For Aspiring Designs Teachers, such as FIT students, she is a source of inspiration – we are honored to recognize her work and contributions to feminism and the fashion world.”