We are always excited to share the events filling our calendars and the happenings that keep us energized. Last night was a particularly notable evening for the Urban Zen family as our founder, Donna Karan, was honored at the Parsons The New School for Design Fashion Benefit. Donna was honored with entrepreneur, philanthropist and Urban Zen supporter Sheila C. Johnson (read about Sheila’s trip to Haiti with Donna here).
The Fashion Benefit, now in its 64th year, raised nearly $1.4 million for scholarships and programs at Parsons – which is not only very promising news for budding young designers everwhere, but also makes an important statement on how creativity, beauty and artistic expression remain valued in our culture.
While at the Benefit, Donna expressed her gratitude for beginning her journey at Parsons saying, “Parsons gave me my start in the industry, and to be able to support future designers is incredibly important to me. I am particularly excited to be honored with Sheila, who has been so instrumental to the success of Parsons, as well as to celebrate the first graduating class of the new MFA in Fashion Design and Society.”
We are thrilled to see creativity being celebrated and to see our founder honored for her iconic, inspiring work within the design community!
- Donna Karan Honored by the Ellen Hermanson Foundation
- CNN’s Alina Cho Interviews Donna Karan
- Urban Zen and Donna Karan at TedWomen
- The December Issue: Vogue on Donna Karan, Bill Clinton & Haiti
- MILLION HEARTS FOR HAITI CAMPAIGN: JOIN OUR PAINT A HEART EXHIBITION