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PARSONS SELECTS HONOREES: Parsons The New School for Design will honor Parsons alum Jason Wu and German fashion house Hugo Boss at the 2014 Parsons Fashion Benefit May 21. It will be held for the first time in The New School’s state-of-the-art University Center at 63 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The Parsons benefit, now in it 66th year, raises funds for scholarships at Parsons.
Wu and Boss are being recognized for their significant contributions to the field of design. Wu launched his namesake collection in 2007, and his designer collection is currently sold in 150 doors around the world. Last June, Wu was also named artistic director of Boss Womenswear.
Past honorees include Donna Karan, Reed Krakoff, Francisco Costa, Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs.
The benefit also features a runway show of select collections by graduating seniors and the naming of the Designers of the Year.