Albert Kriemler Honored at Couture Council Luncheon

There was a special warmth at this year’s Couture Council luncheon which had nothing to do with the brilliant early September sun or the lovely ambiance at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. It came from our awardee Albert Kriemler , creative director of Akris, who radiated gratitude, appreciation and humility with every word and gesture. There were at least 400 ardent admirers in the audience, many of them turned out in elegant Akris designs, and I think they would agree.

Akris is an international fashion house headquartered in Switzerland and it is where Mr. Kriemler is based. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Kriemler offered a valentine to New York City, reflecting on the way it has inspired him over the years and the role it has played in his career. Indeed, rather than showing his collection in Paris this year, as he always does, he is—for the first time ever—showing it here in New York…“as a tribute,” he said, “to the Couture Council and to give back … the love and respect this city has offered to me since I was only starting.”

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