By Renee Lucas, September 17th, 2010
Our favorite Istanbul-based jeweler Gilan saluted the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT during last week’s Fashion’s Night Out at Gilan’s 5th Avenue store. The party was hosted by The Museum at FIT’s Chief Curator & Director Valerie Steele, Somers Farkas, Gillian Hearst Simonds, and couturier Maggie Norris and featured paintings and illustrations of Gilan Jewelry from premiere contemporary artists Anna Kiper, Audrey Schilt and Nelson Shanks, as well as couture designs and jewelry worn by stunning models including Miss Massachusetts 2009 Alison Cronin, actress Sarah Bradford, and Princess Keisha Omilana. The featured artwork will be on display in the Gilan store and 10 percent of the proceeds from all jewelry purchases will be donated to the Couture Council through next week. For more information, go here.