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 Society-Isabel Toledo, Couture Council Awards


Isabel Toledo Receives Couture Council Award

Ruben Toledo and his lovely wife Isabel Toledo, recipient of the 2008 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion. 
 Photo by:  Joyce Brooks/Black Tie Magazine


Isabel Toledo Receives Couture Council Award
 for Artistry of Fashion
The Couture Council of the Museum at FIT
Andre Leon Talley and Simon Doonan
Presented the Award at Rainbow Room Luncheon
September 3, 2008
Isabel Toledo received The Couture Council of The Museum at
FIT's third annual Artistry of Fashion Award at a benefit luncheon at New York City's Rainbow Room on  Wednesday,
September 3, 2008. 
Andre Leon Talley, American editor-at-large for Vogue, presented the award and Simon Doonan, creative director for Barneys New York emceed the event.
Once again, FIT's glamorous annual gala luncheon, hosted by its founding Couture Council Chairs Liz Peek, Yaz Hernandez, and Sara Wolfe, kicked off the fashion week in New York.  Attending the award luncheon were members of the artistic committee, including Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez, James de Givenchy, Lisa Perry, Patricia Field, Cathy Hardwick, Kim Hastreiter, Pat Kerr, Charles Kleibacker, as well as Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar, and Nadja Swarovski. 
 The Junior  Chairmen were Fabiola Beracasa, Tennessee Hamilton, Alexis Tobin, and Whitney Wolfe.  CIT L'Oreal generously underwrote the luncheon which, for the third consecutive year, is the first event of Fashion Week.  The Gala which is sold out raised $400,000.
The Artistry of Fashion will precede a major retrospective of Ms. Toledo's work at The Museum of FIT, entitled Holy Toledo!  Isabel Toledo and the Art of Fashion, opening
 June 19, 2009 through September 26, 2009.
The Couture Council is a membership group of fashion enthusiasts that helps support the exhibitions and programs of
 The Museum at FIT. 

 For information on the Couture Council,
 please call 212 217 4532
 or send an e-mail to:



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