NEW YORK — Marc Jacobs and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton will both be honored at the Parsons New School for Design’s 67th annual Fashion Benefit, set for May 19.
Jacobs, a Parson alumnus, will be honored for his “vision and singular aesthetic,” according to the school. Jacobs, who launched Marc Jacobs International in 1993, has expanded in several directions with two lines of ready-to-wear for women and men, as well as bags, accessories, shoes and fragrances. From 1997 to 2013, Jacobs was the creative director of Louis Vuitton, and his Marc Jacobs company is part of the LVMH group.
LVMH will receive special recognition for 25 years of collaboration with Parsons, as well as “its extraordinary philanthropy, celebration of craft, and scholarship and support of innovation,” according to the school. LVMH, which has a portfolio of 70 houses, is being recognized for its contributions to environmental protection, cultural preservation and advancement, humanitarian action, education and supporting young artists and designers.
“Marc Jacobs is one of our most prestigious alumni and a guiding light in the fashion industry. LVMH reminds us every day how corporate success and creativity can beautifully coexist. Both honorees will enrich our most important fund-raiser of the year,” said Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons.
The fund-raiser, held at the River Pavilion at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, will host some 800 attendees and will include a seated dinner and a runway show featuring the best work from Parsons’ graduating fashion design students, as well as the naming of the Designers of the Year.