PS 110 Guilts Givenchy into Donations After Ritzy Fashion Week Gala [VIDEO]

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 at 5:15 am by
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PS 110 is pissed at luxury fashion label Givenchy. The brand leased the parking garage adjacent to the Florence Nightingale School at 285 Delancey last month for a star-studded Fashion Week aftershow bash. It was here that several A-listers were spotted after the runway event at Pier 26 (e.g. Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Amanda Seyfried, Julia Roberts, Steven and Liv Tyler, Margot Robbie, Debbie Harry).

The school’s PTA was upset that the garage gala monopolized the sidewalks outside the school for three days to “create a ‘favela’ atmosphere for their celebrity clientele” without any remuneration. “If they could pay a lot of money to empty a parking lot and close our sidewalk for three days to create a ‘favela’ atmosphere for their celebrity clientele, then maybe they could make a healthy donation to the public school next door to support art enrichment,” PTA President Kathleen Keene put in a recent email blast.

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So, Keene and the PTA took action to guilt Givenchy into giving. “Donation packets” and a video of students protesting with a fashion show of their own were sent. Styled by the “Law & Order wardrobe department,” the kids walked to the beat of Deee Lite’s “Power of Love.” Each of them held up a sign board detailing why Givency should donate.

“We have sent letters and the donation packets to the appropriate people but in the meantime we thought why not shoot a video showcasing our talented students and thanking them for the donation they are going to make! We have the expectation that Givenchy will do the right thing and that is all. We don’t begrudge Hillman or the parking lot for making a deal.”

The video below was also forwarded to folks at Givenchy.

And a little controversy…

The Hillman Co-op owns the parking facility, with current garage management holding a fifty-year lease. We are hearing word from sources in the know that the board of Hillman received quite the sweet incentive to allow the garage management to rent it out. Something to the tune of $100,000. Apparently the lot got much more.

And nothing really for the community.

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