November 29, 2020

Couture Council Honors Thom Browne

NEW YORK — A multitude of women in tailored suits paraded into the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center Wednesday afternoon, a light rainfall dripping onto their men’s wear-inspired pieces. The crowd gathered to celebrate designer Thom Browne, who was being honored at the Couture Council of the Museum of FIT’s annual luncheon, which raised nearly $1 million.
“He sticks to his ideas and doesn’t veer all over the place,” remarked Martha Stewart, who proudly displayed a newly acquired crocodile skin handbag by the designer. Stewart was quick to express her general love of fashion week, but noted aggravation when “a show starts really late and I miss something else.”
“I’m already clocking only four and five hours of sleep since I came back from vacation on Monday night,” revealed Linda Fargo. The Bergdorf Goodman senior vice president of fashion was part of the committee who selected Browne for the 2017 Couture Council Award for Artistry.
“Thom deserves a major retrospective already — already,” she emphasized. “I hope he’s done a damn good job documenting himself.”
Browne, dressed in his signature gray suit with calf-baring half-pants and red, white and blue grosgrain detailing, was humbled by the honor. “When I started I knew nothing about

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