top of page
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
Geoffroy Von Raemdonck
As a visionary retail transformation expert, Geoffroy van Raemdonck is enabling thoughtful and performance-driven business decisions at NMG, encouraging and fostering innovative thinking, and leading a strategy of integrated luxury retail across stores, e-Commerce, and remote selling.
Geoffroy was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Neiman Marcus Group (NMG) in February 2018. During his tenure, he has turned the business trajectory positive, built a leadership team committed to digital excellence, and enhanced NMG’s unique ability to serve customers at the highest levels to drive new, global growth. He has woven in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) standards throughout the organization and fostered an inclusive culture powered by the concept of Belonging. Early in his role at NMG, Geoffroy oversaw the management of MyTheresa, doubling its revenues which led to its successful initial public offering. In 2020, he led the company through a successful restructuring and debt-reduction plan, enabling investments in the company’s digitally-enabled future.
Geoffroy has built a career driving performance improvements and digital growth platforms at several prominent luxury brands in Europe and the United States and is deeply passionate about the art and beauty of luxury fashion. Prior to NMG, Geoffroy served in leadership roles at Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton and was Chief Executive Officer of St. John Knits. Earlier in his career, he advised consumer and brand-driven companies at The Boston Consulting Group in the New York, Chicago, Paris, and Brussels offices and served in senior roles of increasing responsibility at L Brands.
A native of Brussels, Geoffroy graduated summa cum laude from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium with a master’s in business and sciences. He later obtained an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1998.
He currently resides in Dallas, TX with his husband and two children. He serves on the board of the Dallas Symphony Association and American Composers Orchestra Boards as well as amember of the Fact Company Impact Council.
bottom of page