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2012 November 29

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Celebrates Alber Elbaz

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(NEW YORK) Lanvin's creative director, and former Geoffrey Beene protégé, Alber Elbaz is slated to receive the 50th Anniversary Geoffrey Beene Fashion Impact Award at the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund dinner on January 8th. The annual soiree, held at the Waldorf-Astoria and emceed for the sixth consecutive year by CNN's Alina Cho, celebrates industry standouts and grants scholarships to 130 YMA FSF students and eight Geoffrey Beene National Scholarship finalists pursuing higher education in the field of fashion. Additionally, former PVH president Allen Sirkin will accept the Lifetime Achievement Award; Retailer of the Year Award will be presented to Ross Stone. 

“The YMA FSF is thrilled to celebrate another year of many accomplishments," said Jimmy Rosenfeld, president of F&T Apparel and president of the YMA FSF, in a release. "We have increased our annual scholarship fund to a record high and for the fourth consecutive year have successfully placed 100 percent of eligible scholars in intern programs. These successes are only matched by those of our outstanding honorees. We are proud to have such a distinguished group support the YMA FSF and its mission.”

For the past 75 years, YMA FSF has awarded over $8 million in scholarships to more than 900 students. In 2005, FSF and the Geoffrey Beene Foundation joined forces, signing a $4 million contract through 2014 to expand the support of fashion students nationwide. Past award winners include Ralph Lauren, Kenneth Cole, Mark Weber, Tim Gunn, Tommy Hilfiger, and Zac Posen.




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