Hernandez has spent over 20 years on FIT's Board of Trustees. "I feel passionate about supporting the college so they can continue to educate and shape the leaders of so many of our creative industries," she says.
Over ten years ago, Hernandez established the group with her co-chair Liz Peek. It's been a fashionable endeavor that has become one of the most respected establishments of FIT. The Council makes it possible for the Museum to put on world-class exhibitions, acquire important objects from certain collections and organize public programs, such as the annual fashion symposium.
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For the first time ever, the Council will also be hosting an event for Fashion Week in February.
For Hernandez, hosting a party on Madison Avenue with AVENUE was so fitting, as she is an Upper East Side resident herself and has always found Madison Avenue to be one of the best shopping streets in the world. "All the best and exclusive boutiques are on this famous street. When you have a store or a restaurant, you made it in New York. It is not crowded. You have the feeling of exclusivity. The service is just magnificent," she says.
Other notable attendees at the party included AVENUE president Randi Schatz, Lara Meiland-Shaw, Azita Nejad-Ohl, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Lauren Day Roberts, Lauren Lawrence, Janna Bullock and Maria Estrany-y-Gendre.
Visit the Couture Council's website at http://www.fitnyc.edu/museum/support/couture-council/.