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2018 SCAD Savannah Commencement

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) welcomed two-time Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank to address SCAD’s largest graduating class on Friday, June 1.

“The world got to know Hilary Swank through her Academy Award-winning roles that touched our souls and lifted our spirits,” said SCAD Founder and President Paula Wallace, “but it’s her multifaceted career – that has expanded into producing and entrepreneurship – that makes her an ideal role model for our multi-talented graduates of the Class of 2018.”

Swank addressed graduates at two ceremonies, one at 9 a.m. and one at 2 p.m., and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters before telling graduates, “Make a choice. Make it happen…All that matters is that you make choices every single day to work toward your dream.” She went on to say, “Don’t worry about how fast or slow you’re going compared to others. Speed doesn’t matter. It’s how present you are in each moment that matters…Any path you choose will likely be long and full of ups and downs, so choose the one that brings you the most joy and makes you feel most alive. And then pursue that goal with all the grit, passion and determination you can muster.”

Swank’s career as an actress, producer, and fashion designer resonates with the more than 100 degree programs offered at SCAD, including film and television, cinema studies, fashion, and luxury fashion and management.

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– Miscellaneous 2018 SCAD Savannah commencement ceremonies

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For Your Consideration Event For FX’s “Trust

Hilary attended the For Your Consideration Red Carpet Event for FX’s “Trust” at the Saban Media Center at the Television Academy on May 11, 2018 in North Hollywood. She was joined by Donald Sutherland, Brendan Fraser, and Harris Dickinson.

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– Events For Your Consideration Event For FX’s ‘Trust – May 11 2018

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#CNILux Day 1: Hilary Swank’s Vision of Active Luxury

When two-time Oscar-winning actress and producer Hilary Swank couldn’t find the clothing that met her lifestyle needs (red-eye flights, red carpets, back-to-back meetings), she designed it herself. After years of perfecting the concept – a collection of supportive, luxury leisure wear for women, by women – Mission Statement was born in the autumn of 2016.

At the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference, she told Suzy Menkes how she balances the technological advances in sportswear with luxurious comfort to give her business an edge in the ever-competitive active wear industry.

“I felt like myself and every modern-day woman, who does everything, didn’t have clothes that supported her and performed with her,” she explained. “Athleisure has gone as far as it can and it doesn’t feel ethical…. Customers can sense authenticity; it’s a universal language.”

It has taken the grit she shows on screen as an actor to get Mission Statement off the ground, but the language of an actor and a designer, she said, are surprisingly similar. “With TV you start with an idea, find someone to write a script and then get artisans to produce it – that analogy works with fashion.”

Swank has been selling her functional pieces for a year, and is still immersed in every single detail of her passion project: “I’m acting CEO and co-designer. I’ve been to every single factory (five in Italy and two in Portugal). I don’t have weekends, I have another day job, but I love working hard and collaborating with people who encourage me to think bigger.” Continue reading #CNILux Day 1: Hilary Swank’s Vision of Active Luxury