Solange Honored at The New School’s 70th Annual Parsons Benefit

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Yesterday, our own Solange Knowles was honored at The New School’s 70th Annual Parsons Benefit. With video presentations from Missy Elliott, Pharrell and Erykah Badu, the prestigious institution celebrated Solange as a trailblazing embodiment of “the university’s commitment to creativity and innovation.” Rapper and real-life friend Vince Staples was in attendance to present remarks on Solange’s impact as a pioneering figure in fashion and art. Dev Hynes and Kelela were also by her side for the special occasion where she wore an original from Parsons student Shanel Campbell and praised the promising designer for “continuing to shape and mold the way we see the world, being unafraid, disruptive, working through circumstances and pressures and fears unknown to us…”

Along with Marco Bizzarri and Jose Neves who were also feted, Solange joins the company of previously-honored fashion “it” girls like Rihanna and Donna Karan. This, the latest of Solange’s esteemed honors, is a salute to the artist (as well as Gucci and Farfetch) for her far-reaching impact within the fashion industry by way of her unwavering support of emerging designers and creating opportunities for inclusivity. Now with a Grammy Award, Glamour’s Woman of the Year Award, Billboard Impact Award and Harvard University Artist of the Year Award, we would like to once again say Congratulations to our leading lady Solange on this phenomenal honor.

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Photography by Getty Images for The New School

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