Posts tagged "Ikram"

A passion for fashion: SAIC's "The Walk" showcases 250 student designs (Awesome pics!)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, presented “The Walk 2014“, its annual fashion show that celebrated an astounding 80 years of fashion innovation this year!   The extraordinary runway show was presented three times throughout the day with more than 1500 people in attendance... Read more »

Oprah surprises longtime hairstylist Andre Walker at his product launch party at Ikram

Ikram Goldman, Oprah and Andre Walker (photo by George Burns).
In 1985, when Oprah Winfrey burst onto Chicago’s consciousness on  talk show AM Chicago, a local hairdresser was already thinking of ways to reach her.  That stylist is Oprah’s longtime hairdresser, Andre Walker, who had simply sent her a note reading, “I’m dying to get my hands in your hair.”  The rest, as they say,... Read more »

Who is Chicago's Most Social Scenester? Racked Chicago Contest Results Here!

Who is Chicago's Most Social Scenester?  Racked Chicago Contest Results Here!
One of our town’s most popular websites,, hosted a contest to find out who was Chicago’s Most Social Scenester, and I WON!!!  Thanks to all of my friends who voted and allowed me to terrorize them constantly and special thanks to my Chicago Now peeps who helped me win!  (Please visit all of their... Read more »

Fashion Columbia 2012: Biggest, Greenest and Record Breaking!

Fashion Columbia 2012 raised record funds, was the greenest fundraiser and the largest event at the college to date!  Proceeds from the event, which brought out over 200 guests, will benefit the Eunice W. Johnson Scholarship in Fashion Studies.  All of this good news must’ve made event chair, Desiree Rogers, very, very happy along with... Read more »

SAIC's "The Walk 2011" Fashion Show Benefit to Honor Ikram Goldman

  This Thursday, May 5th, the School of the Art Institute will present “The Walk” fashion show which will be held in Millenium Park for the first time.  The show, which will be the largest in its 77 year history, will feature more than 250 garments by SAIC fashion design students.  Ikram Goldman will be... Read more »


George Lucas was honored Saturday night at the Four Seasons by The Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute.  He was presented their Visionary Award for Innovation in Filmmaking by SAIC President Wellington Reiter.  George mingled among his guests with his gorgeous Chicago girlfriend and President of Ariel Investments, Mellody Hobson... Read more »