This year’s graduation took place at La Gaité Lyrique on May 19th. It was not only our largest graduating class, but also included the first cohort of students who had spent all four years at our Paris campus at 45 Rue Saint Roch after we relaunched in 2013. Additionally we had students graduate from each of the undergraduate and graduate programs we offer. We were thrilled to welcome fashion designer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Kay Unger as our commencement speaker. Congratulations class of 2017!
Getting ready in front of La Gaîté Lyrique, in the heart of Paris.
During the welcome Dean Florence Leclerc-Dickler welcomed friends and families in all the languages the students speak. We are global!
Touching speeches by graduating students… Margaux Salgado (BFA Art, Media & Technology).
Alexander Slizeski (BFA Fashion Design)
Samar Al-Khudhairi (MFA Design & Technology)
Katia Porro (MFA History of Design & Curatorial Studies)
Congratulations Class of 2017!!!
The ceremony was followed by a reception in the Foyer Historique upstairs.
Later that evening we celebrated gallery opening at Parsons Paris and Galerie 24b down the street. Pictured here: Kay Unger and Dean Florence Leclerc-Dickler with MFA Design & Technology graduate Barnard Smit. See more inside the gallery exhibition CONTINUUM on our blog.
Photos by Puxan Photo.