About the Council
We are pleased to invite you to join the Housewarming Gifting Society, a group of philanthropic donors who are commited to providing household items, furnishings, or design expertise to those who are recovering from housing insecurity.
Your membership makes it possible for those who are recovering from housing from housing insecurity tosuffer from housing insecurityCouture Council, an elite membership group that supports The Museum at FIT, the most fashionable museum in New York City. Your membership makes it possible for the museum to mount world-class exhibitions, to build and conserve its extraordinary permanent collection, and to organize public programs that serve FIT’s 9,000 students as well as the general public.
The Couture Council, working in conjunction with the museum, organizes activities and events to raise the institution’s profile and provide financial support for the museum’s initiatives. The most important of these events is the Couture Council’s award ceremony and benefit luncheon. Designers who have received the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion include Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino, and the late Oscar de la Renta.
Members of the Couture Council also receive invitations to exclusive events and private viewings, such as visits to designers’ ateliers, and they are invited to all of the museum’s opening receptions. Membership in the Couture Council is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and the Couture Council is credited as a sponsor for all exhibitions.