The Fashion Scholarship Fund is gearing up for its next gala that will celebrate two honorees.
The non-profit organization dedicated to fashion-oriented education will host its 86th annual gala on April 3 at The Glasshouse in New York City, honoring Condé Nast’s chief content officer and Vogue’s global editorial director. , Anna Wintour, and Good American co-founder and CEO Emma Grede.
According to the fund, it is honoring Wintour for “her longstanding commitment to supporting and fostering the next generation of fashion talent” and Grede for “her championing of diversity and inclusive representation in the industry and her work with The Fifteen.” Percent Pledge. ”
The gala coincides with the Fashion Scholarship Fund which awards more than $1 million in scholarships to 125 students from across the country, all of whom will attend the April gala and showcase their work. According to the fund, this was a record year for applicants, as 52 percent are Black, Indigenous and people of color. The fund provides students with scholarships, mentorships, and internships at companies like Skims, Neiman Marcus, Milk Makeup, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, and more.
“The FSF is very pleased to honor Anna and Emma for their many contributions to the industry,” said Peter Arnold, executive director of the Fashion Scholarship Fund. “Anna unswervingly supports, mentors and highlights young talent. As a businesswoman and philanthropist, Emma is opening doors for underrepresented talent. We are also very pleased that this year the FSF has received a record number of scholarship applicants, 52 percent of whom are BIPOCs, validating the FSF’s long-standing commitment to identifying the most talented college students from around the world. various origins”.
The Fashion Scholarship Fund has embarked on several other charitable initiatives this year. This fall, the nonprofit partnered with sportswear designer Eric Emanuel to launch a $500,000 scholarship and partnered with True Religion to provide a Los Angeles student from an underrepresented community with the means to pursue a career. in fashion.