Marist XOX Betsey


During New York’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Marist College was delighted to acknowledge designer Betsey Johnson’s remarkable career, endless creativity, and dedication to students,with a Silver Needle Icon Award. In The Salon at Lincoln Center on Wednesday, February 12th at 4:00 pm, the Marist Fashion Program produced an encore presentation of Betsey Johnson’s latest show, for fashion students from Marist, FIT and Parsons, as well as prospective students and alumni. Following the reprise, Marist president, Dennis Murray and Fashion Program Director, Radley Cramer had the pleasure of honoring Betsey with what is only the second Silver Needle Icon Award ever bestowed. The first was given to the legendary Pauline Trigere, in 2000.

Directly after the show, Marist guests crossed the Lincoln Center plaza for a celebratory reception at the grand, Avery Fisher Hall.


New York Fashion Week


New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a presentation of designer collections being showcased to an international audience of buyers, press, and the fashion enthusiasts. NY Fashion Week consists of numerous events, including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York and MADE Fashion Week, as well as numerous independent fashion productions around town. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, along with those in Paris, London, and Milan.


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