Hilary Swank is to honour international designer Michael Kors with an award for his contribution to fashion.

The Million Dollar Baby star will present the 54-year-old with the Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion on 04 September (13) at a benefit lunch in New York's Lincoln Center.

Couture Council chairman Yaz Hernandez tells the New York Post, "Unlike so many other fashion events, our room is filled with women who buy, not borrow, dresses.''

Kors, who is noted for his designs in classic sportswear for women, previously said he was "deeply honoured" to be receiving the award.

A host of fashionable guests will be present at the ceremony including Patti Hansen and Martha Stewart.