La La Anthony honored Solang with a speech at the 70th Annual Benefit for Parson’s School Of Design in NYC Monday night. The annual benefit, which helps raise funds to support scholarships to the New School, and honored Solange Knowles; Marco Bizzarri, the president and CEO of Gucci; and José Neves, the CEO and founder of Farfetch, for their creative and innovative contributions to the worlds of fashion, art, and design. The event was held at Pier Sixty in New York.
“Today the ability to embrace change through innovation and creativity is fundamental. It’s therefore an honor to be recognized by Parsons School of Design, one of this sectors most respected educational institutions that fosters this spirit in its graduates,” says Marco Bizzarri. “We are proud to collaborate with other likeminded organizations that nurture maverick points of view and understand the power of artistic freedom.”
“It is an honor to be recognized by Parsons alongside my friend Marco Bizzarri,” says José Neves. “I believe strongly that institutions like Parsons help cultivate new generations of talent in design, technology and entrepreneurship who will innovate in our industry for years to come.”
i literally woke up w the biggest smile on my face…bursting at the seams with gratitude from this night. ENDLESS thank you to @missymisdemeanorelliott @erykahbadu @pharrell for the words u shared! they will echo in my heart FOREVER. there was so much love in that room during those moments, I couldn’t even believe it was real. im gonna continue to strive and live up to those words now. u all are my literal idols, u left the blueprint, and u taught me how to be me when I didn’t have the language or the tools…I’m eternally grateful… to the students of @parsonsschoolofdesign you are ALL the real winners. You are all so exceptionally talented and I can’t wait to see you all out in the world to doing the incredible work you are destined to….students like Shanel Campbell@shvny, who I wore last night, who are truly continuing to shape and mold the way we see the world , being unafraid , disruptive, working through corcumstances and pressures and fears unknown to us ….and leading the way as the new faces of fashion music art and design… what a fucking night y’all. I’m sore from dropping it all night w my freeens on top a stretch hummer y’all! omgomgomg my heart ❤