New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology Couture Council honoured Karl Lagerfeld on Friday with the presentation of the Fashion Visionary Award at the start of New York Fashion Week.
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Karl was joined by long-time friend Diane Kruger, honorary luncheon chairs Daphne Guinness, Amanda Harlech (Karl’s muse), and guests including Leigh Lezark, Poppy Delevigne and Chanel ambassador Caroline Sieber.
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After guests dined on chicken and vegetables – with Karl opting for asparagus, sun-dried tomatoes and lemon – Diane Kruger introduced the Chanel designer to the stage, where he was given a standing ovation.
Later, actor Alan Cumming gave away prizes including a Chanel watch and handbag and the Fashion Institute of Technology president read a note from the designer Valentino Garavani, recalling his long friendship with Karl.