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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. 

The 2024-75th Parsons Benefit gala honorees:

                                        :           CEO, J. Crew Group (USA)

                                                    Founder & Chief Creative Officer (USA)

                                                     Fashion Advocate & Luxury Brand Consultant

LINK: Libby Wadle




About Libby Wadle:


Libby Wadle is the Chief Executive Officer of the J.Crew Group, overseeing J.Crew, J.Crew Factory and Madewell brands and serving on the board of directors. She has a proven track record of leading companies through periods of significant growth with a focus on customer-centric retail and building purpose-driven brands. 


With over 25-years of experience in the retail industry, during her tenure at the J.Crew Group she has held executive leadership roles across each of the brands. Most recently,

she led the resurgence of the J.Crew brand and as a member of the Madewell launch team played an integral role in bringing the brand from start-up to a leader in denim retail.

She has dedicated herself to an ambitious sustainability and social impact strategy for the J.Crew Group, leading industry firsts. Wadle is often looked to as a thought leader in the industry. She was named Fortune 40 under 40, Rivet 50 for denim leadership and Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business.

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