Simon Porte Jacquemus 2024 Artistry of Fashion Award from MFIT

The Couture Council of The Museum at FIT (MFIT) announced on Wednesday that Simon Porte Jacquemus, the founder and designer behind Jacquemus, will receive the 2024 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion.

The award will be presented during the annual Couture Council luncheon on September 4, at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York City, marking the launch of New York Fashion Week.

Simon Porte Jacquemus, born in the South of France and now based in Paris, launched his eponymous brand in 2009. Despite having no formal training, Jacquemus dedicated his brand to the memory of his late mother, drawing inspiration from fine and decorative arts. Known for his provocative fashion shows staged in unexpected locations, Jacquemus’ work goes beyond fashion design, encompassing roles as a creative director and imagemaker.

Jacquemus was the recipient of the 2014 LVMH Prize, the 2015 LVMH Special Jury Prize, and the 2024 Neiman Marcus Award for Innovation in the Field of Fashion. Recently, he was honored as a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), making him the youngest fashion designer to receive the award.

“I am really happy to receive the 2024 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion supported by Nordstrom, it’s a beautiful recognition for the brand and my team,” said Jacquemus. “As an independent designer, I was always keen on being innovative and creative in the design of my collections and also in my communication. It’s always about communicating and creating experiences with our community in a unique way. I warmly thank the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT and Nordstrom for this great support and this award.”

Past recipients of the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion include Gabriela Hearst (2023), Maria Grazia Chiuri of DIOR (2022), Wes Gordon of Carolina Herrera (2021), and Christian Louboutin (2019), among others.

“A bold creative force in the industry who started his brand at the age of 20, Simon Porte Jacquemus is also a role model for our students who look up to him as both an entrepreneur and a designer,” added Dr. Joyce F. Brown, FIT president. “Following the Couture Council luncheon, we look forward to welcoming him to the FIT campus, where he can discuss his extraordinary career with our students.”