Parsons MFA Fashion Exhibition, “First Eighteen” Wows Partygoers
Last evening, we were given the privilege of attending Parsons MFA Fashion Exhibition, “First Eighteen.” Hosts Donna Karan, alumna of Parsons, and Joanna Coles, Marie Claire Editor in Chief, dazzled partygoers at an exhibition dedicated to showcasing the work of the first graduates of The New School’s MFA in Fashion Design and Society program. Clothing, film, and other multi media presentations were presented with a focus on process and identity. Guests of note included Julie Gilhart, Nina Garcia, Kyle Anderson, Annabell Tollman, and actress Marisol Nichols.
Video installations and collections of student’s individual bodies of work peppered the midtown loft space, showcasing a range of fashions while a DJ spun tunes in the background. Guests were treated to savory hors d’oeuvres and an open bar with Chandon champagne and a mixed drink called “Spice Up Your Life,” a refreshing cocktail with a medley of spices.
Parsons students who’s work was showcased in “The First Eighteen” included Qianyan Zhoa, Mayumi Yamamoto, Elisa Van Joolen, Talia Shuvalov, Jaderozenbroek, Kaoru Oshima, Jie Li, Sinead Lawlor,Noriko Kikuchi, Soojin Kang, Aina Beck Hussain, Jun Juyeon Hong, Ruby Hoette,Beckett Fogg, Carly Ellis, Claire Diederichs, Lucia Cuba Oroza, And Paula Cheng.
The exhibit is now open and runs through May 23rd (10am-7pm). Stop by The 19th Floor, 1359 Broadway (between 36 and 37th)