Rihanna Honoured at the 69th Annual Parsons Benefit Event
Rihanna was honored for her work both as a designer and for promoting social good at the 69th Annual Parsons Benefit which was held on Monday.
She wore a double-breasted khaki suit, exaggerated in its oversize proportion, rolled up sleeves and paired with white stilettos. The suit was designed by Matthew Adams Dolan, a bright young Parsons alum whose work was championed by Rihanna.
At the event, the singer announced a new partnership with designer Donna Karan to unite their humanitarian efforts. The duo plan to take a few Parsons students to Haiti in the near future to help develop local craftsmanship and continue their respective aid programs.
Parsons also placed a greater emphasis on textile development and the promotion of sustainability in its selection of honorees this year, which also included Karen Katz, the chief executive of the Neiman Marcus Group, and designer Eileen Fisher.