Jane Lauder Honored at Art of Packaging Award Gala to Benefit Pratt Institute


Gala Honors Beauty Luminary Jane Lauder with 2019 Art of Packaging Award

Pratt Institute, a global leader in higher education, 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 June 18th at a private club in Manhattan and raised funds for the Marc Rosen Scholarship Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt Institute, the world’s only scholarship for master’s degree-level students looking to pursue careers in cosmetics and packaging design.

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 that has excelled in the art form of package design.

The event was hosted by model and actress Carol Alt, and marked 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 Marc’s continuing efforts to promote and enrich the NY culture and art communities.

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 Shining Sung, American Representative of the Chi Mei Museum of Taiwan; Pratt Institute President Frances Bronet; 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.

Marc Rosen is an internationally acclaimed entrepreneur and designer. He is Trustee Emeritus and an alumnus of Pratt Institute, where he teaches the world’s only course on cosmetics and Fragrance packaging design. Rosen’s cosmetics and fragrance packaging design course at Pratt Institute has attracted hundreds of students from around the world. The department that houses it, Graduate Communications Design, is part of Pratt Institute’s School of Design and was ranked as one of the top graduate graphic design programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report and collegecrunch.org.

This masters-level program comprises a broad-based curriculum in new product and package development, with courses in packaging design, brand development, visual communications, digital technology, marketing and structural packaging. The final stage of the program is the thesis, which, over two semesters, gives students an opportunity to develop an extensive and innovative project. The Graduate Communications and Package Design Department is chaired by Santiago Piedrafita.

Christine Schott Ledes
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