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2 Apr

Naomi Campbell, Olivier Rousteing to Be Honored at Parsons Profit

A WINNING TRIFECTA: In honor of The Latest School’s 74th annual Parsons Profit, the university will salute some top-shelf talent — supermodel Naomi Campbell, Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing and Neiman Marcus’ Geoffroy van Raemdonck.

This 12 months’s event will probably be held May 24 at Cipriani Wall Street in Latest York City. As in years past, the gathering will have fun the honorees’ contributions to design, retail, fashion, philanthropy and social justice. For the primary time, this 12 months’s gathering will probably be held on a Wednesday as an alternative of a Monday.

This 12 months’s three honorees have also been singled out for being visionary figures of their respective industries. One other draw was their commitment to the transformative power of design, which aligns with The Latest School’s and Parsons’ mission, vision and curriculum.

Campbell, Fashion4Relief founder, for instance, on Friday thanked Dr. Makaziwe Mandela, The African Gate and the European Parliament in Rome for honoring her. Campbell vowed to “at all times fight for human rights and constantly support campaigns against racism in fashion and beyond” in an Instagram post to her 14 million followers.

Rousteing also attracts extensive media coverage. He just teamed with Beyoncé to codesign a set titled “Renaissance,” named after the megastar’s album and tour.

Because the chief executive officer of Neiman Marcus Group, Raemdonck often teams with designer brands and earlier this 12 months directed the relaunch of the Neiman Marcus Awards, which honored Brunello Cucinelli, Jonathan Anderson of JW Anderson and Loewe and Amina Muaddi.

The Latest School’s profit may also raise funds for scholarships to assist students explore art, design, liberal arts, music, technology and social innovation.

In a press release, Yvonne Watson, interim executive dean of The Latest School’s Parsons School of Design, described the honorees as “industry leaders who’ve profoundly inspired our students.” Watson also “praised their long-standing commitment to the values that guide Parsons in all the pieces we do.”

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