Couture Council Young Patrons
The Couture Council Young Patrons, a group of fashion industry leaders and fashion insiders, work to amplify the mission of The Museum at FIT: “to promote creativity and lifelong learning among diverse audiences with innovative exhibitions and public programs that advance knowledge of fashion.”
Together with the Couture Council, the CCYP helps provide a secure financial foundation for The Museum at FIT, as well as supporting FIT’s emphasis on social justice and sustainability.
Membership Benefits (age 21–45)
- Invitation to two or more exhibition opening receptions
- Behind-the-scenes programs with Museum director and staff
- Special events at the Museum
- Special price for Couture Council Awards luncheon
- Acknowledgment in Annual Report
After graduating from Harvard Law School, Lizzie Asher worked at a premiere New York law firm specializing in corporate law. Today, Lizzie is the President of Macchu Pisco LLC, a woman-owned and operated spirits company that was the first such company to implement fair trade standards in the Pisco Valley of Peru. Lizzie also serves on the Board of Save Venice and chairs the endowment she and her husband created at City Squash, a non-profit working with Latino children in the Bronx. Equally close to her heart is Lizzie's contribution as a member of Columbia Presbyterian's ECMO Family Advisory Board, where she gives back to the ICU team that saved her life. Most recently, Lizzie co-founded the Cura Collective, a non-profit aimed at addressing women's issues such as the Voluntary Intoxication Loophole.
Adrien Gardner Lesser is a lifelong New Yorker and communications specialist with a keen insight into New York City and national politics. Adrien is involved in multiple civic, community, and religious organizations. She is a Board Member of the East Sixties Neighborhood Association, Frick Young Fellow at the Frick Museum, and a part of the Temple Emanu-El Young Members Circle and Philanthropic Committee.
Adrien Gardner Lesser
Laura Day Webb
Past Couture Council Young Patron Events