An Evening of Spectacular Fashion

An Evening of Spectacular Fashion

Fashion Fete Advisory Committee

The Michener’s Fashion Fête, held this past Saturday at the Michener Art Museum, was a night to remember!

Over 150 Michener’s friends and supporters in fine attire attended the gala in celebration of the Philadelphia in Style: A Century of Fashion exhibition. The special guest and Honoree of the evening was world-renowned fashion designer Ralph Rucci.

The evening kicked off on the Museum’s front terrace with a fashion show featuring extraordinary designs from the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator. Models from Wilhelmina Modeling Agency took to the catwalk and moved to the beats of DJ Serop. Snapshots and footage of the highlighted fashions can be seen on our TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


@__tara_______ @jovanoconnor and @victoriawrightdesigns with @philaincubator at the #FashionFete! #philainstyle #djserop

A video posted by James A. Michener Art Museum (@michenerart) on

The night continued in the Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion, where guests enjoyed a seated dinner by Catering By Design and listened to remarks given by Board of Trustees President Gregory Church, Museum Director & CEO Lisa Tremper Hanover, Co-Curators Kirsten M. Jensen, the Gerry & Marguerite Lenfest Chief Curator, and Clare Sauro, Curator of Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection, Drexel University, and Fashion Fête Honoree Ralph Rucci. In recognition of his incredible contributions to fashion and his most recent line RR331, Lisa Tremper Hanover presented Ralph Rucci with a traditional tea ceremony plaque created by Michener Trustee Emeritus Mira Nakashima-Yarnall of the George Nakashima Studio.

The evening concluded with desserts, Italian coffee, more signature cocktails by Svedka and dancing to timeless hits performed by Brian Williams and The Get Back. Official images from the event will be shared with you soon – sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates!

Thank you to our wonderful guests, supporters and sponsors who helped make Fashion Fête a  spectacular event! We couldn’t have done it without you!

Fashion Fête Sponsors & Committees

Champs-Élysées Presenting Sponsor
Tonamora Foundation

Via Della Spiga Sponsors
Greg & Maureen Church
Louis & Carol Della Penna
Kevin & Paula Putman
Tom & Alycia Scannapieco

Main Line Sponsors
Kathy & Ted Fernberger
Amy & Bob Welch

7th Avenue Sponsors
Timothy & Lizanne Loesch Bernlohr
Bob & Joyce Byers
Suzanne & Norman Cohn
Drexel University
Frank & Jeanette Gallagher
Lisa & Stephen Hanover
Mary & Dennis Helf
Rochelle F. & Robert P. Levy
Bonnie J. O’Boyle
Wendy & Jon Paton
Nelson & Bette Pfundt
Virginia & Neal Sigety
Neil & Patricia Stalter
Michael & Tammy Simpson
Dr. Vail Garvin Unterberger
Jane M. Yeuroukis

Fashion Fête Committee Co-Chairs
Maureen Church
Amy Welch

Advisory Committee
Barbara Donnelly Bentivoglio
Elissa Bloom
Louis Della Penna
Louise Feder
Kathy Fernberger
Lisa Tremper Hanover
Mary C. Helf
Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D.
Jane Jozoff
Bruce Norman Long
Rosina Rucci
Clare Sauro
Virginia W. Sigety
Jane M. Yeuroukis

Special Thanks