Rihanna To Be Honored At 2017’s Parsons Benefit
This past February, R&B/Pop singer and fashion designer Rihanna received Harvard’s 2017 Humanitarian of the Year award. If that’s not enough, the Grammy Award winning singer will be honored at Parsons School of Design Benefit, alongside Eileen Fisher and Neiman Marcus.
The 69th annual benefit will take place on May 22 at Pier 60.
“Parsons is proud to present Rihanna with this honor, as she has inspired millions through her powerful music and distinct style,” said Joel Towers, the school’s executive dean, in a statement. “She has championed our recent alumni on a number of occasions by wearing their designs. She is also creating important philanthropic programs, which support communities by fostering effective education, health, and emergency response programs around the world through her Clara Lionel Foundation.”
“It’s such a thrill to know that a design school as prestigious as Parsons School of Design would present me with this honor,” Rihanna said in the statement. “I consistently find creative and exciting designs coming from Parsons alumni, so I feel a deep connection to the school.” She added, “But I am especially grateful that Parsons would recognize me for the work I’ve done in regards to philanthropy.”
Photos Credit: Mariano Vivanco photographed Rihanna for Harper’s Bazaar March 2017 issue.
Source: NY Mag