PIFA COUTURE Ralph Rucci receives Visionary Award for Fashion


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.

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).

Ralph Rucci

Friday, April 8
8:00 PM
Kimmel Center Plaza
TICKETS: $25 - $100
VIP Event (begins at 7pm)
VIP Reception with Ralph Rucci, priority seating
Tickets: $100