Tag: Costume Council

What Chicago wore to the Mainbocher opening gala at Chicago History Museum

What Chicago wore to the Mainbocher opening gala at Chicago History Museum
The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum hosted a most elegant gala to celebrate the life and work of a little known Chicago designer, Main Rousseau Bocher (Mainbocher). The exhibit featured 30 garments, photography, videos and more but what I loved the most was seeing Chicago dressed in all its finery. Costume Council events... Read more »

Legendary designer Bob Mackie to be honored by Costume Council of Chicago History Museum

Legendary designer Bob Mackie to be honored by Costume Council of Chicago History Museum
Toast legendary fashion and costume designer Bob Mackie as the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum presents him with their Designer of Excellence Award on Tuesday, April 19 at the Chicago History Museum. Join co-chairs Linda Johnson Rice, Nina Mariano and Robin Loewenberg Tebbe for an elegant evening worthy of Mackie’s style from 6... Read more »

The Costume Ball Honors Ralph Rucci for Design Excellence (PICS!)

Co-chair Robin Berger, looks stunning!
The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum revived their signature black tie ball for the first time in over ten years, and from the looks of these photos, it was a GREAT decision! The Ball celebrated the opening of Charles James: Genius Deconstructed with a black-tie affair that included dinner, auction and exhibition preview... Read more »
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Modern Vintage Chicago--Everything Old is New Again!

The Double Stitch Twins–Erika and Monika Simmons. (Pic by Steve Starr) The Modern Vintage Chicago Show is not just about your mother’s old handbags!!  This show was incredible with tons of enticing goodies to buy!  Over 60 vintage dealers from across the country and 15 emerging new designers showcased a variety of unique items that... Read more »