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Parsons Fashion Critics Awards Benefit

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Collection: Parsons School of Design Fashion Design Department audiovisual recordings

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Physical Video
Video of the Parsons School of Design annual fashion show at the New York Marriott Marquis. This year marked the centennial of the Parsons School of Design. The video begins with a local news clip, reporting on the Parsons senior fashion show. The report is followed by a montage, depicting preparation for the runway show, clips from the show, and post-show socializing. Dolls, dressed in apparel modeled on designs from Parsons alumni, faculty, and visiting critics, designed by Parsons alumnus Robert Tonner, are on display. Designer Donna Karan, an alumna of Parsons, is presented the Parsons Award by Arnold H. Aronson, Chair of Parsons Board of Governors and Trustee of The New School for Social Research. The runway show, celebrating the centennial, features fashions representing every decade since Parsons's founding. Joe Donovan is the announcer. The Gold Thimble Awards are presented. Dean of Parsons, Charles Olton, gives Soo Jin Lee the Student Designer of the Year Award.
April 30 1996
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Parsons School of Design. Fashion Design Department (producer)
Bob Bogen Productions (producer)
Donna Karan (speaker)
Arnold H. Aronson (speaker)
Joe Donovan (speaker)
Charles S. Olton (speaker)
Robert Tonner (guest)
Soo Jin Lee (guest)
Parsons 1996 Fashion Critics Awards Show Bob Bogen Productions (718) 625-1405 (item-level)
1996 Fashion Show (container)
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