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Fashion Show

Friday, April 8

Kimmel Center Plaza

$25 – student

$50 – general admission

$100 – VIP

In a Paris-inspired runway show in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza, nine top local designers and the best student designers will showcase their work on a 60ft runway.

    Featured Designers:
  • Carmelita Martell
  • Sarah Van Aken
  • Jaames Nelson
  • Katie Ermilio
  • Bela Shehu
  • Kristin Haskins-Simms
  • Priscilla Costa
  • Janice Martin
  • Melanie Brandon
    Participating Universities:
  • Drexel University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • University of Delaware

Visionary Award for Fashion

Additionally, Philadelphia native couture designer Ralph Rucci will be present to receive the Visionary Award for Fashion.

In a career that spans three decades, Philadelphia native Ralph Rucci’s work has been awarded numerous distinctions and honors, including being the only American-based designer invited to participate in the official Paris Haute Couture calendar under his own name. His awards include the National Design Award in Fashion from Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York, and International Designer of the Year from The Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His collections have graced numerous museums and galleries throughout the USA. Rucci is a graduate of Temple University and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

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