Manolo Blahnik to get award
His “dedication to superior craftsmanship and innovative design’’ was cited for the honor, to be bestowed September 9 at a Lincoln Center luncheon ahead of New York Fashion Week, the museum said in a statement.
Blahnik was chosen for the Couture Council Award by an advisory board that includes fashion journalists, editors, retailers and curators. He lauded the fashion-focused mission of FIT in expressing thanks.
“It is imperative that we cultivate the culture of fashion and continue educating about design and artisanship,’’ Blahnik said in the April 9 statement. “After all it is fashion that makes the world so much more colorful and interesting, so we must nurture and celebrate talent.’’ AP