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Photo:Thom Browne, Bethann Hardison & Libby Wadle

NEW YORK, NY(SMI-GLOBAL-FASHION-MAY 21-26, 2024)-The annual Parsons Benefit gala celebrated its 75th edition last Tuesday's evening May 21, honoring Libby Wadle (CEO of J. Crew Group), Thom Browne (Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Thom Browne) and Bethann Hardison (Fashion Advocate) with "The Parsons Table Award" for their extraordinary contributions to the fashion industry @ renowned Cipriani's Wall Street in the financial district NYC.

The 75th Parsons benefit, also honored the graduating class of 2024, showcasing the work of their brightest students on a professional runway show during an elegant dinner attended by fashion industry leaders, Parsons alumni and global business supporters of the design, arts and fashion.  

The 75th Parsons benefit gala was hosted by actor/producer Nicole Ari Parker and all proceeds of the benefit raised will be used to support student scholarships in art, design, liberal arts, music, technology, and social innovation. 

Wes Gordon, Creative Director of Carolina Herrera, Gena Smith, Chief Human Resources Officer, LVMH Inc., and Liz Rodbelle served as  Co-Chairs of the2024-75th Parsons Benefit gala.

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 2024-75th Parsons Benefit gala honorees:

                                        :           CEO, J. Crew Group 

                                                    Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Thom Browne

                                                     Fashion Advocate & Luxury Brand Consultant

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