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."