PIFA Couture: The Fashion Show on April 8

Another Highlight of the Philadelphia Festival of the Arts will the be the PIFA Fashion Show on Friday April 8th at the Kimmel Center. The show will feature nine top local designers including our lovely friend Bela Shehu. The Paris-inspired runway show will also feature local student designers and will be in the Kimmel Center’s Commonwealth Plaza where all the designers will showcase their work on a 60ft runway.   Additionally, Philadelphia native couture designer Ralph Rucci will be present to receive the Visionary Award for Fashion.

Ralph Rucci

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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FRIDAY, APRIL 8
8:00 PMKimmel Center Plaza
TICKETS: $25 – $100
VIP EVENT (BEGINS AT 7PM)
VIP RECEPTION WITH RALPH RUCCI, PRIORITY SEATING
TICKETS: $100

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  • PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES:
  • Drexel University
  • Philadelphia University
  • Moore College of Art and Design
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • University of Delaware