Rihanna will be honored at this year’s Parsons School of Design Benefit.
Rihanna's involvement in the fashion world has not gone unnoticed. RiRi will be honored at the Parsons School of Design Benefit.
She, alongside Eileen Fisher and Neiman Marcus, received praise from Joel Towers, Parsons’ executive dean.
"Parsons is proud to present Rihanna with this honor, as she has inspired millions through her powerful music and distinct style. 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, he told Hypebeast.
The ceremony will take place May 22 at Pier 60. Rihanna seemed thrilled about it.
"It's such a thrill to know that a design school as prestigious as Parsons School of Design would present me with this honor. I consistently find creative and exciting designs coming from Parsons alumni, so I feel a deep connection to the school. But I am especially grateful that Parsons would recognize me for the work I’ve done in regards to philanthropy," she said.