Aramis Honored at 24th Annual Packaging Gala

1 RosenThe Estée Lauder Companies’ Veronique Gabai-Pinsky with Marc Rosen of Marc Rosen Associates.

The 24th annual Pratt Institute Art of Packaging Award Gala was attended by more than 300 guests and raised roughly $350,000 for the Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging Design.

Held at The University Club on April 30, the black tie event has raised over $3.5 million since its inception and is the only scholarship in the world available to college students looking to pursue a career in cosmetics and package design. (Rosen’s course on cosmetic and fragrance package design at Pratt is the only one of its kind in the world.)

This year, the award was handed to the Aramis & Designer Fragrances division of The Estée Lauder Companies and was accepted by veteran executive, Veronique Gabai-Pinsky. Trey Laird, the chief executive and creative officer of Laird + Partners presented the award to Gabai-Pinsky, who serves as global brand president of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Aramis & Designer Fragrances, BeautyBank and IdeaBank divisions.

“Packaging is shape given to a dream,” Gabai-Pinsky said of the importance of the art form.

This year’s scholarship winners from Pratt included: Kyle Calvert from Illinois, who designed a modern, oval-shaped bottle for a scent he named “Serene;” Vivi Feng from China, who named her scent “Vertigo” and created a faceted bottle inspired by origami; Alexandra Haime of Florida, who replicated the form of natural quartz crystal for her Oriental scent, “Kahlia;” and Kashfia Rahman of Bangladesh, who utilized a green leaf motif for her scent, “Belle Journee.”

Bold-faced names in attendance at the event included Arlene Dahl, Catherine Malandrino and Carol Alt.


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Marc Rosen, scholarship winner Vivi Feng, Pratt Institute’s Dr. Thomas Schutte, Veronique Gabai-Pinsky, Bruce Gitlin of Pratt Institute and scholarship winners Kashfia Rahman, Kyle Calvert and Alexandra Haime. Firmenich’s Theo Spilka with Carol Alt. Arlene Dahl and Marc Rosen.
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The Estée Lauder Companies’ Daniel Rachmanis and Veronique Gabai-Pinsky (3rd l.) with Catherine Malandrino, Sur Mesure’s Agathe Lerolle, IFF’s Christophe de Villeplée and Catherine Malandrino’s Bernard Aidan. Givaudan’s Felix Mayr-Harting with Marc Rosen and David Teets of Arcade. Veronique Gabai-Pinsky with her son and husband, Joshua and Joel.
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Marc Rosen with Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria. Marc Rosen, Veronique Gabai-Pinsky and Nicolas Mirzayantz of IFF. Mane’s Michel Mane with The Estée Lauder Companies’ Veronique Gabai-Pinsky and Stephane de la Faverie, and Christophe de Villeplée of IFF.
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Arcade’s Serge Jureidini with Veronique Gabai-Pinsky of The Estée Lauder Companies. Marc Rosen with Symrise’s Rhona Stokols, Maurice Roucel and John Lando. Trey Laird of Laird + Partners with Carol Alt, Veronique Gabai-Pinsky and Dr. Thomas Schutte of Pratt Institute.
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Marc Rosen and Kevin Marshall (r.) of Marc Rosen Associates with John Marsden of Pochet. Elle’s Janna Johnson with The Estée Lauder Companies’ Carl Haney and CEW’s Carlotta Jacobson. The Estée Lauder Companies’ Trudi Loren with Firmenich’s Frank Voelkl and Isabel Lopes of Avon.
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The Estée Lauder Companies’ Andrea Shtohryn, Carol Russo and Stephane de la Faverie. The Estée Lauder Companies’ Milja Bannwart, Elizabeth Bogert and Dan Pugliese. The Estée Lauder Companies’ Diane Kim and Veronique Gabai-Pinsky with Carlotta Jacobson of CEW.
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IFF’s Lorenzo Cavallaro with Elizabeth Musmanno of The Fragrance Foundation and Rick Ochs of The Estée Lauder Companies. The Estée Lauder Companies’ Eric Ting, Sara Denny Roth, Thomas Yu and Fabien Banzil. Albea’s Georges Bequet with The Estée Lauder Companies’ Stephanie Bruno and Ukachi Anonyuo, Qualipac’s Herve Robine and Rick Morales of Perfumania.
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Firmenich’s Jerry Vittoria with The Estée Lauder Companies’ Susan Kelly and Leslie Oglesby (r.) and Westly Morris of Mane. Takasago’s Luc Malfait and Hisaya Fujiwara. Givaudan’s Rose Eckert, Martha Basanta and Yara Karmiloff.

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