This year's Parsons School of Design Benefit will honor Rihanna

This year’s Parsons School of Design Benefit will honor Rihanna alongside Eileen Fisher and Neiman Marcus on May 22 at Pier 60.

“It’s such a thrill to know that a design school as prestigious as Parsons School of Design would present me with this honor,” Rihanna said in the statement. “I consistently find creative and exciting designs coming from Parsons alumni, so I feel a deep connection to the school.” She has worn pieces by several recent grads, Matthew Adams Dolan and Melody Ya Jun Lin.

Last month Harvard honored Rihanna and named her its Humanitarian of the Year. 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.”