Scott will be the only musician among this year's seven recipients on June 15.
Travis Scott To Receive Prestigious Honor At Annual Parsons Benefit Published on:May 15, 2021, 4:00 AM by 0 New York, NY Travis Scottadmitted during an interview earlier this month in Adweek interview he doesnt like branding and marketing But when it comes to luxury carsand getting esteemed awards, thats a different story. The Antidote songwriter will be honored at the 72nd annual Parsons Benefit hosted by The New School on June 15 at The Rooftop at Pier 17 in the Seaport District in New York City, according to a press release. The Parson Benefit award honors visionary figures in fashion, technology and the arts that embody the institutions commitment to creativity, innovation, sustainability and inclusivity. The honorees are recognized for their numerous contributions to design, retail, entrepreneurship, the arts, sustainability, social justice and their dedication to creating opportunities for future generations of artists and designers. Im very excited to be receiving this honor from The New School and grateful to be a part of this group of innovators, Scott said. Ive always tried to fuse fashion, technology and the arts into everything I do. These are all linked and a natural extension of my work. It has never been about specific brands or labels for me. Its about the vision. Its about making your own things, seeing whats out there, and never compromising. Scott will be the only musician among this years seven recipients. That include Chairman and CEO of Macys Jeff Gennette, former Senior Vice President of Apple Retail and CEO of Burberry Angela Ahrendts DBE, designers Gabriela Hearst and Kerby Jean-Raymond and artist Carrie Mae Weems. The ceremony will be held both in-person and livestreamed. We are thrilled to be honoring this diverse and creative group of leaders who are all visionaries in their respective industries, and for their deep commitment to the values that guide Parsons in everything we do, Executive Dean of The New Schools Parsons School of Design Rachel Schreiber said. Parsons was founded upon the idea that design can change the world, and these exceptional honorees are reimagining the creative and commercial landscape in a way that will positively impact a range of disciplines for years to come. Previous Hip Hop and R&B artists who received this honor are