Rihanna is getting her flowers while she can still smell them. NYC’s Parson School of Design is honoring the Pop princess for her fashion, music and philanthropic work. More inside…
Rihanna is slaying the game and everyone is taking notice.
After copping the Harvard’s Humanitarian of the Year award, another prestigious school is giving her some props. NYC’s prestigious Parsons School of Design will be honoring the pop superstar for her epic takeover in music, fashion and philanthropy.
The award recognizes individuals who empower young women and Rih are amongst the group of trailblazers who will be honored. She’ll receive the award along with Neiman Marcus and Eileen Fisher at the school’s 69th annual gala set to go down May 22nd 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. But I am especially grateful that Parsons would recognize me for the work I’ve done in regards to philanthropy.”
The fashion maven has a special connection with the school as she has worn garments by several recent graduates, including Matthew Adams Dolan and Melody Ya Jun Lin.
“Parsons is proud to present Rihanna with this honor, as she has inspired millions through her powerful music and distinct style,” said Joel Towers, the school’s executive dean. “She has championed our recent alumni on a number of occasions by wearing their designs. 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.”
In September, Rihanna and her Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents, will host the 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wallstreet in NYC to help raise funds for health and education.
— Valerian Movie (@ValerianMovie) March 29, 2017
A new trailer of the sci-fi thriller Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was just released. We get a quick sneak peek at Rihanna in her role as Bubble, a shapeshifting entertainer. You have to look fast, because she’s only seen in a split second.
The film, directed by Luc Besson, also stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevigne and its based on the comic series “Valerian and Laureline.” Check out RiRi at the 2:15 mark above.
Photo: Rihanna's IG