Fashion Scholarship Fund


Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Palm Beach has a vested interest in keeping the fashion industry supplied with fresh talent. And so, on March 9, Neiman Marcus will host the annual Fashion Scholarship Fund luncheon/ fashion show/ champagne reception, this year featuring the latest from Manolo Blahnik. (No telling whether this $895 snakeskin pump will appear, but we think it’s particularly Palm Beachy.)

Iris Apfel will be there; she’s the honorary chair (of course). The event will surely sell out, so snap up your ticket now. You can purchase an individual ticket for $275, a Designer Sponsorship for $3,500 or a Donor of Distinction Sponsorship for $5,000.

Since its inception, the Fashion Scholarship Fund has awarded millions of dollars in scholarships to thousands of students worldwide. It grants approximately two hundred $5,000 scholarships annually, in addition to four outstanding Geoffrey Beene scholars ($30,000 scholarships to pursue education and career goals), and four more $10,000 awards.

As further support to scholarship recipients, the fund facilitates internships with prestigious fashion companies and provide career mentoring by prominent senior executives. Participating companies have included: Calvin Klein, Global Brands Group, Nautica, Phillip Van Heusen, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Fishman & Tobin, Ross Stores, Ralph Lauren, Macy’s, The Men’s Wearhouse, Perry Ellis, Bloomingdales, Levi Strauss & Co., Kenneth Cole and Tommy Hilfiger (honored last week at the Palm Beach Civic Association’s annual awards luncheon).

For more information, call (212) 278-0008.

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