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NEW YORK, NY (SMI-WOMEN-FASHION MAY 24-28, 2023)-The Parsons School of Design, a division of the New School commemorated its 74th annual Parsons Benefit gala this past Wednesday May 24, honoring Geoffroy Von Raemdonck (CEO, Neiman Marcus Group), Naomi Campbell (English Supermodel & Cultural Innovator) & Olivier Rousteing (Creative Director of Balmain) for their contributions to fashion, philanthropy and social justice at Cipriani Wall Street in the heart of the financial district, New York City.
The Parsons School known as one of the Top-ranked design and arts university in the world honors every year through its annual benefit gala innovative professionals in fashion, business, & philanthropy that incorporate the school's values: Creativity, Innovation, Sustainability, and Inclusivity.
The 2023-74th Parsons Benefit gala honorees:
: CEO, Neiman Marcus Group (USA)
Creative Director of Balmain (France)
Supermodel & Cultural Innovator
Naomi Campbell (England)
International Supermodel, UN Commonwealth Ambassador, and Philanthropist Naomi Campbell was born in London, England and discovered as a fashion model at age 15. As the first Black model to grace the cover of both British and French Vogue, she's since fronted covers for over 1000 magazines, been featured in campaigns for celebrated houses including Burberry, Prada,Dolce & Gabbana, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton, and walked iconic shows for Chanel, Azzedine Alaia, Christian Dior, and Versace.
Beyond her work in the fashion & entertainment industries, Campbell has used her influence for an array of fundraising and non-profit initiatives across the globe. Environmentalism, as well as Human Rights and Global Health, as it specifically pertains to women and children, have been critical sectors of Campbell’s work. In 2005, she formed her non-profit Fashion For Relief, a charitable organization that has raised funds for various environmental and humanitarian causes.
In 2022, Naomi launched her global initiative EMERGE, a business development platform that focuses on discovering, presenting, and promoting creative talent from emerging communities to cultivate the next generation of industry creatives and innovative leaders. Through this global network that connects new talent
to business mentors and educates within the creative industries, Campbell is undoubtedly solidifying her place as a cultural innovator- using her incredible platform and success for positive change across industries around the world.
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