Karl Lagerfeld hailed as 'fashion visionary' by New York's Couture Council

Karl Lagerfeld hailed as 'fashion visionary' by New York's Couture Council
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Diane Kruger joined Karl Lagerfeld at an awards luncheon to honour the Chanel maestro...

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.

By Harriet Reuter Hapgood

 
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