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BLOSSOM Fashion Show

April 25 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

BLOSSOM is sold out, but there’s still a way to contribute by making a donation to support WINGS!


WINGS inaugural Fashion Show – BLOSSOM!

Thursday, April 25, 2024
6:30pm to 9:00pm
21c Museum Hotel Chicago – 55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611

This Fashion Show fundraiser will be produced by Zzazz Productions and feature couture designer, Elda de la Rosa. We are excited to welcome Nigel Barker, internationally renowned photographer, as our event host. He served 17 seasons as a photographer and judge on the hit TV show America’s Next Top Model. Special musical performance by Elaine Dame, Chicago jazz singer and we will honor our dear friend, Candace Jordan. Guests will enjoy drinks and appetizers and a special gift.

Walking the runway will be domestic violence survivors and special guests: Melissa DuPrey, critically acclaimed solo artist and actress, and Domenica Lida Biondolillo, former Ms. Chicago 2023. Internationally published photographer Lori Sapio will shoot the runway. All proceeds from BLOSSOM will be used to expand counseling and supportive services for domestic violence survivors.



Rose Sponsors
The Ford Family

Violet Sponsors
The Jules and Gwen Knapp Charitable Foundation

Peony Sponsors 
Melissa and Michael Canning
Sunitha and Ramana Chamarti
KL Klein Gifting Foundation

Orchid Sponsor
ASI and NE Healthcare Services, Inc.
BMO Wealth Management
Mary Patricia Burns
Light Drawn Studios
Dr. Gertrude Lyons
The Lyon Family Foundation
Sheila King Marketing + Public Relations



Brenda Arelano, Makeup Artist
Salon Snob, Hair Stylist
Alex Callejo, photographer
Veronica Beard Gold Coast
Elaine Dame, Chicago Jazz Singer
Lori Sapio, photographer
Alexis Goettsch, photographer
Media Rey, videographer
The Chicago Hounds, Professional Rugby Team
Unforgettable Events, event decorator




April 25
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm