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Solange to Be Honored at Parsons Benefit; Winona Ryder & Elizabeth Olsen Star in H&M Film

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Solange Knowles photographed during Coachella Weekend 1 on April 15, 2017.

Solange will be feted on May 21.

?On May 21, stylish singer-songwriter and activist Solange Knowles will be honored at The New School’s 70th annual Parsons Benefit, to be held at Pier Sixty in New York City and co-chaired by Julie Gilhart and Susan Rockefeller. Other previously announced honorees being recognized for their contributions to fashion, entrepreneurship, technology and sustainability include Gucci president-CEO Marco Bizzarri and Farfetch founder-CEO Jose Neves.

Last year, Rihanna was honored for her commitments to educating and empowering young women. The yearly event is held by the renowned art and design school and The New School’s College of Performing Arts to help raise funds for student scholarships. In an Instagram post announcing the honor, The New School wrote, "It is our great pleasure to honor these pioneers of fashion, entrepreneurship, technology, sustainability, and entertainment at the 70th Annual #ParsonsBenefit? on May 21st."

After controversies over a monkey hoodie and then an artist-led boycott of the brand in response to its unauthorized use of the work of graffiti artist Jason “Revok” Williams, fast-fashion company H&M finally has some good news. To accompany its spring 2018 collection, set to land in stores Thursday, H&M has released a short film starring Winona Ryder and Elizabeth Olsen, along with a “diverse cast of strong women,” according to a statement.

Set in Buenos Aires, the film also features singer-songwriter Andrea Valle and four models and depicts “a celebration of female empowerment and friendship.” 

This article originally appeared on THR.com.

 


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