Rihanna Will Be Honored At This Year's Parsons Benefit

Rihanna is on a roll! 

This year’s Parsons School of Design Benefit will honor none other than Bad Gal RiRi herself. Rihanna will be honored alongside Eileen Fisher and Neiman Marcus  at the school’s 69th annual benefit. 

The Benefit is set to take place on May 22 at Pier 60 in NYC. 

Joel Towers, the school’s executive dean says: 

“Parsons is proud to present Rihanna with this honor, as she has inspired millions through her powerful music and distinct style, She has championed our recent alumni on a number of occasions by wearing their designs. She is also creating important philanthropic programs, which support communities by fostering effective education, health, and emergency response programs around the world through her Clara Lionel Foundation.”

Rihanna responded saying: 

“It’s such a thrill to know that a design school as prestigious as Parsons School of Design would present me with this honor,I consistently find creative and exciting designs coming from Parsons alumni, so I feel a deep connection to the school. But I am especially grateful that Parsons would recognize me for the work I’ve done in regards to philanthropy.” 

Congrats RiRi!

Photo: Getty 

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