Fashion Wire Daily – Fashion Wire Daily – New York – "I think that fashion schools have an obligation that they've never had before and that is to truly prepare students to cross that moat, which is what I call getting your first job," said CFDA president Stan Herman at New York's Pier Sixty on Monday, May 8, before the start of the Parsons Benefit and Fashion Show, an event that both honored designer Oscar de la Renta and showcased the runway collections of twenty of the most promising fashion design students from Parsons 2006 graduating class, while raising more than $1 million for the school's scholarship fund.