Renowned Artist and Fashion Designer Michael Vollbracht Hosts Special Exhibit to Benefit St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital

November 17, 2015

On Jan. 14, 2016, internationally known artist and fashion designer Michael Vollbracht will debut his “Though Tattered and Torn…A Hundred Years of Costumes, Textiles and Shoes” exhibit, benefitting the Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and will take place at Lot 1901, 1901 E. 2nd Ave. in Ybor City (corner of 2nd Ave and 19th St.). Reservations are $30 and can be made online at

Curated by Vollbracht, the exhibit will include rare, vintage pieces from influential designers including Christian Dior (1959), Jeanne Lanvin (1913), Oscar del la Renta (1977), Roberto Capucci (1962). The exhibit also will include clothing worn by Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Elizabeth Taylor, Evelyn Lauder, and supermodel Iman.  Vollbracht’s works are on display in many major museums throughout the country. Everyone from Dallas star Larry Hagman to Lady Gaga has been photographed wearing a Michael Vollbracht.

“We are grateful that Mr. Vollbracht has chosen St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital as a beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from this event,” said St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital President Kimberly Guy. “Inspiring and life-changing events happen every day at St. Joseph’s - made possible, in part, by programs funded through the support of the community.”

Gifts to St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital support: 

  • Improved quality of life for all breast cancer patients, with care that includes diagnostic imaging, radiation therapy, medical oncology, and infusion services.
  • Cancer survivor programs, providing support, education, and counseling services throughout and after treatment.
  • Every significant advantage in breast care, including 3-D mammography, advanced ultrasound, MRI, lymphatic mapping, sentinel lymph node biopsy, Accelerated Partial-Breast-Irradiation, and Image-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy.
  • Comfortable and compassionate treatment in a tranquil and spa-like environment in our Shimberg Breast Center. 
Space is limited so make your reservations early. For more information about the exhibit, please contact St. Joseph’s Hospitals Foundation at (813) 872-0979.