Pratt Institute recently welcomed luminaries of the packaging, design, and fashion industries to its Art of Packaging Gala, which celebrates excellence in packaging design. The gala was held on June 18 in Manhattan and raised funds for the Marc Rosen Scholarship Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt, the world’s only scholarship for master’s degree-level students looking to pursue careers in cosmetics and packaging design.
The event was hosted by model and actress Carol Alt, and marks the 30th anniversary of the scholarship. In 2015, the fund established two full-tuition scholarships focused on beauty packaging and design, the only one of its kind among higher education design institutions. To date, more than $4 million has been raised to fund scholarships and awards to more than 120 Pratt students, many of whom have become industry leaders. Jaynne Keyes, Appointee to the New York State Council on the Arts, also presented Marc Rosen with a special proclamation of commendation from the Governor of New York for Rosen’s continuing efforts to promote and enrich the New York culture and art communities.
Jane Lauder, Global Brand President at Clinique, was presented with the Art of Packaging Award by Estée Lauder Executive Group President John Demsey, for her outstanding commitment to package design. The Art of Packaging Award is presented annually to a beauty industry company or individual who has excelled in the art form of package design.
Jane Lauder/Clinique joins previous recipients including Aramis & Designer Fragrances, Estée Lauder, Avon, Bath & Body Works, Calvin Klein, Coty Inc., Coty Prestige, Dior Beauty, Interparfums, Lancôme, M·A·C, Mary Kay Inc., P&G Prestige, Procter & Gamble, Ralph Lauren Fragrances, Shiseido, and others.
Additional special guests at the Art of Packaging Award Gala included Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet, Shining Sung, American Representative of the Chi Mei Museum of Taiwan Philippe Delouvrier, Trustee at Connelly Foundation, and his wife, Carole Delouvrier, President and CEO at The Catholic Foundation of Long Island Mark Ackerman, Susan Gutfreund, philanthropist and interior decorator, author, publisher and media executive Randy Jones, and his wife, Connie Jones, and many others.
Rosen is an internationally acclaimed entrepreneur and designer. He is Trustee Emeritus and an alumnus of Pratt, where he teaches the world’s only course on cosmetics and fragrance packaging design. Rosen’s cosmetics and fragrance packaging design course at Pratt has attracted hundreds of students from around the world.
This year, students Alison Chen and Hadar Kfir received the Marc Rosen Scholarship for Packaging Design. The 2019 student merit award recipients are: Brittany Collins, Ching Wu, Jingyao Yuan, Lushun Lei, Xiaoli Zhang, and Zhangyue He.
Image (L-R): Marc Rosen, Jane Lauder, Pratt President Frances Bronet, John Demsey (photo by Andrew Werner Photography)