Parsons Benefit 2014

Jason Wu Where: The New School Who was there: Guests included Simon Collins, Kay Unger, Jason Wu, Donna Karan, Nina Garcia, Anna Sui, David Van Zandt, Mark Brashear, Sheila Johnson, Jenne Lombardo, Joel Towers, Chris Benz, Mazdack Rassi, Zanna Roberts Rassi, Katie Gallagher, Michael Gould, Deborah Needleman, Kate Lanphear, Aimee Kestenberg, Bryan Boy, Natalie Joos, Alexa Adams, Amanda Murphy, Brendan Monaghan, Elizabeth Gilpin, Fern Mallis, Genevieve Jones, Ger Freiherr von Podewils, Karen Katz, Linda Fargo, Steven Kolb, Bonnie Fuller, Flora Gill, Giuseppe Baiardo, Jamie Tisch, Rebecca Gaddis, Alexis Arnold, Christine Beauchamp, Eliza Fisher, Gabi Asfour, Hitha Prabhakar, Jane DeFlorio, Kelly Bensimon, Lisa Huestis, Liz Rodbell, Martina Kohler, Mickey Boardman, and Miguel Enamorado. [Photo: Jason Wu via @guestofaguest] Other details: Parsons laid out the red carpet to honor German fashion house Hugo Boss and designer Jason Wu, a Parsons Alumnus. Along with Wu, special guests included Donna Karan, Anna Sui, Genevieve Jones, Nina Garcia, Bryan Boy, and Sheila Johnson. The designers and friends were excited to see each other, hugging one another as they met along the carpet. Meanwhile, a cocktail party upstairs featured a live DJ and servers handing out champagne on silver platters. Party-goers could bid on a silent auction while munching on bite-sized appetizers or ordering various cocktails from the drink bar. Later, the Parsons Benefit presented three exciting, beautiful fashion shows designed by the graduating class of 2014. The show's music was energetic, upbeat, and bold, featuring songs such as "Turn Down For What" by DJ Snake and Lil Jon. Speakers included Simon Collins, Dean of The New School, as well as Nina Garcia, Anna Sui, and Jason Wu. Hugo Boss announced a $250,000 donation towards a scholarship for The New School. Lastly, Parsons announced the 2014 Designers of the Year for menswear, womenswear, and children's wear. Nina Garcia Mazdack Rassi, Zanna Roberts Rassi [Nina Garcia] [Mazdack Rassi, Zanna Roberts Rassi] Bryan BoyChris Benz, Simon Collins, Anna Sui [Bryan Boy] [Chris Benz, Simon Collins, Anna Sui] Parsons Fashion Class of 2014 [Photo via @guestofaguest]
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