Former Victoria's Secret model and Marc Jacob runway regular Sessilee Lopez will receive a trailblazer award Friday evening as a part of a fashion-focused fund-raiser.
Evoluer House, a 10-year-old nonprofit that teaches etiquette and work/life skills to tweens and teens, will host J'adore La Mode at the University of the Arts.
In addition to shining the spotlight on the Philly-born-and-bred Lopez, one of the most recognized supermodels in the world, the evening's festivities will include a fashion show featuring the womenswear collection of celebrity stylist Kithe Brewster.
Brewster is well-known among fashion insiders for dressing red-carpet regulars Beyoncé, Halle Berry, and Julianne Moore. He's also credited for transforming Philly-born Eve from a "pit bull in a skirt" into a haute fashionista. In addition to designing, Brewster is fashion director of the glossy women's wellness quarterly New You.