Solange has always had a knack for mixing fashion and music — especially with her ground-breaking A Seat At The Table. We’ve seen her rock gravity-defying braided crowns, monochromatic palettes and structured looks to Black girl magic perfection while conveying her personal and political messages of empowerment.
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She has also created a new lane in visual art and activism with her live performance art shows at the Guggenheim Museum and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas along with her art installation at London’s Tate Modern museum.
Now, the Grammy Award-winner will be recognized for using her platform to advocate for representation and justice at New School’s 70th annual Parson Benefit. She will be honored alongside Marco Bizzarri, Gucci president and CEO, and José Neves, Farfetch founder and CEO as “pioneering figures in fashion and the arts that embody the university’s commitment to creativity and innovation,” said New School in a statement.
“We are thrilled to be honoring Solange for her notable contributions to the music and fashion industries,” said Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons School of Design.
The Parsons Benefit will take place on May 21, 2018 at Pier Sixty in New York City.