For the first time, a selection of 10 looks designed by Parsons Paris graduates was shown at the Parsons Benefit annual event in New York, an exceptional opportunity for fashion design students! The New School celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Parsons Benefit by recognizing pioneering figures in fashion and the arts that embody the university’s commitment to creativity and innovation. The Parsons Benefit took place at Pier Sixty, New York.
The evening honored acclaimed singer, songwriter, and artist Solange Knowles, Marco Bizzarri, President and CEO of the iconic Italian fashion house Gucci, and José Neves, Founder and CEO of the groundbreaking online retailer Farfetch, for their numerous innovative contributions to fashion, entrepreneurship, technology, and sustainability. This honor recognizes the positive and far-reaching impact Solange, Gucci, and Farfetch have had within the fashion industry through their commitment to supporting future generations of designers and creating opportunities for inclusivity in design, entertainment, and fashion.