2014 Fashion Show: Dress to Express

2014 Fashion Show: Dress to Express
Sunday, May 18th '14 1:00 am – 3:00 am
  • 2014 Fashion Show

Moore College of Art & Design's annual Fashion Show is one of the most eagerly awaited spring events in Philadelphia. Held in a large tent on Aviator Park across from Moore College of Art & Design on the glorious Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this exciting show includes collections in childrenswear, menswear, swimsuits and the grand finale of the evening: eveningwear for which the theme this year is "Dress to Express," featuring designs inspired by Expressionist artists.  

The Fashion Show is always a sell out so get your tickets in advance for only $30.  Tickets at the door the night of the event are $40.   VIP tickets, including prime seats by the runway and a pre-show reception are $100.  $15 tickets for Moore students must be purchased in advance in person with an ID at The Art Shop prior to May 17.

Click here to purchase your tickets now online

Tickets are also on sale in The Art Shop at Moore or by calling 215-965-8586.

Saturday, May 17, 2014    
Fashion Show

6:30 pm VIP Reception in Fox Commons (ticketed event)

7:20 pm Disabled Seating in Tent

7:30 pm General Admissions Seating in Tent

7:45 pm VIP Seating

8:00 pm Fashion Show begins

The Fashion Show is approximately 2 hours in length. Questions on the day of the event can be answered at the Information Desk in Moore's Entrance.


While there are no parking facilities at the College, the College has made special arrangements for discount parking on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 for all events at LAZ Parking and the garage at The Kennedy House. Please visit the information table in Wilson Lobby at Moore to pick up your discount car park coupon. Discounted parking at LAZ Parking will be $8.00 and discounted parking at The Kennedy House will be $7.00.

The LAZ Parking garage is located at 1815 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 and the entrance to the garage is on the left side of Cherry St. between 18th and 19th Streets. www.lazparking.com 

The Kennedy House is located at 1901 JFK Boulevard and the entrance to the garage is on the right side of 19th Street between Arch St and JFK Blvd. The GPS address for the garage is 54 North 19th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103.


SEPTA Subway station nearest to Moore is City Hall / 15th Street / Market Street Station.

SEPTA Regional Rail station nearest to Moore is Suburban Station at 17th and JFK Blvd.

For SEPTA information see www.septa.com.

Greyhound Bus Terminal nearest to Moore is located at 1001 N. Filbert Street.  For Greyhound information www.greyhound.com or 215.931.4075

Amtrak station nearest to Moore is 30th Street Station at 30th and Market Sts. For Amtrak information, see www.amtrak.com or 1.800.872.7245

Philadelphia International Airport information is available at www.phl.org or 215.937.6937.

Trains to and from the airport can be boarded at 30th Street Station or Suburban Station.

Street Closure
The 1900 block of Race Street will be closed to car traffic Saturday from 6pm to 10pm and Sunday from 7am to 5pm. Metered parking will not be available on the east side of the 1900 block of 20th Street all day Saturday and Sunday. 

Designated Drop-off Areas
The east side of the 1900 block of 20th Street (across from the Franklin Institute) is a designated a drop-off area for both the Fashion Show and Commencement.

Guest Seating
Seating is on a first-come first-served basis starting at 7:30 pm. Please note that this is an outdoor event that will be held rain or shine. No strollers, carriages, carriers or any other equipment for transporting babies will be allowed under the tent. This is a safety issue.

Seating for Persons with Disabilities

Please alert Alysson Cwyk in the President’s Office 215-965-4050 or email acwyk@moore.edu to reserve seating in the floored section of the tent for guests in wheelchairs or with other physical restrictions. Due to limited space, the reserved seating area is limited to the person with the disability and one guest. Any additional members of your party should sit in the adjacent general seating area. A wheel-chair accessible ramp and the designated a drop-off area is located at the corner of 20th St. and Race St. across from the Franklin Institute. Please arrive at 7:20 pm to be seated by college staff.

A professional photographer will be taking photos to capture this special day. We ask that you refrain from taking photos anywhere other than your seat in order to avoid obstructing the view of others. A video and prints will be available after the ceremony for purchase through our photographer’s website 4-6 weeks after each event. 

The Art Shop at Moore
Be bold – be creative: shop for one-of-a-kind art and Moore Gear at The Art Shop.

Extended Hours for Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18:
Saturday 11am -8pm
Sunday 9am - 3pm

Regular Hours:
Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm
also open Sundays ( June-September) 12 pm-5 pm

The Galleries at Moore
Emerging Artists & Designers 2014
April 23 - May 17, 2014
Works by seniors graduating from Moore’s Bachelor of Fine Arts programs. 
Closing Reception: Saturday, May 17, 1 - 3 pm
Gallery Hours for Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18:
Saturday 11 am - 8 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 3 pm

Smoking Policy 
In order to promote the health of employees, students and guests, Moore College of Art & Design prohibits smoking in any and all of its buildings. Smokers are required to smoke only in the designated smoking areas and to extinguish all cigarette butts in the provided containers.

Restrooms are available for guests inside the College of the first floor of Wilson Hall and adjacent to The Galleries. 

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