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2009 Parsons Fashion Benefit Honored Calvin Klein’s Tom Murry and Francisco Costa

19 May

More news from Parsons:This time in the sense of fashion!


Parsons The New School for Design honored Tom Murry, President & CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc., and Francisco Costa, the company’s Women’s Creative Director for Calvin Klein Collection at its 2009 Parsons Fashion Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street.
Each year the event celebrates visionaries who have significantly contributed to the field of fashion design, as well as presents the top student collections including Parsons Designers of the Year.
Chairman, President & CEO of Macy’s Terry Lundgren presented Mr. Murry with his honorary award, while Vogue’s Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley bestowed Mr. Costa with his award.
This year, Parsons presented New York Times Fashion Critic Cathy Horyn with the first Student Icon Award, which is given by the graduating class to a powerful voice in the fashion community that inspires and influences their work.
Additionally, Parsons Alumnus Peter Som presented a short film about Parsons.
“We are honored to celebrate the achievements of Francisco Costa and Tom Murry in fashion design and their success in branding and retail,” said New School President Bob Kerrey.
“Both Tom and Francisco have shown through their actions that they know that the design industry can only remain viable when it keeps evolving.
They also recognize that nurturing and cultivating the future talent is essential to business success.”


Parsons at ICFF: Vitra and Design Within Reach Events

19 May

I know that some of my friends want to go to Parsons to get design education so in that sense I suggest them to have a look at what students do to learn more about the projects


Parsons The New School for Design will have a wide range of student work on view throughout New York City during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair.
This includes special projects with Design Within Reach and Vitra, as well as a thesis exhibition at Parsons’ award-winning Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.
The exhibition brings together for the first time thesis work from Parsons programs in its newly formed School of Art, Media and Technology.