Jacquemus to Receive Couture Council Award

Jacquemus to Receive Couture Council Award

The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT Is Honoring the Designer for His Work at His Eponymous Brand

The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT will honor Simon Porte Jacquemus, founder and creative director of Jacquemus, with its 2024 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion. The annual luncheon is scheduled for September 4 at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York, with proceeds benefiting The Museum at FIT, the only museum in New York dedicated exclusively to the art of fashion. Couture Council board of director members Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz and Sarah Wetenhall will serve as co-chairs, with Nordstrom as the presenting sponsor.

Jacquemus, born in the South of France and currently based in Paris, established his brand in 2009 at the age of 19 without formal training. His collections for women and men are inspired by French culture and various art forms, known for theatrical runway productions in unique locations and a sensual Mediterranean aesthetic. He commented, “We are pop luxury,” and has ignited a global craze for micro bags with his Chiquito handbag.

Jacquemus has received several awards for his work, including the LVMH Prize finalist in 2014 and the Neiman Marcus Fashion Innovation Award in 2024. Upon receiving the 2024 Couture Council Award, Jacquemus expressed gratitude and excitement, stating, “It’s beautiful recognition for the brand and my team.”

President of FIT, Joyce F. Brown, praised Jacquemus as a role model for students in the industry, while Dr. Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at FIT, highlighted his artistic vision and natural beauty in his designs. Nordstrom’s Gigi Ganatra Duff commended the fusion of innovation and artistry in the fashion industry.

Previous recipients of the Couture Council Award include designers such as Gabriela Hearst, Dries Van Noten, and Karl Lagerfeld. Giorgio Armani received a special award for Global Fashion Leadership in 2008.