Posts tagged "Walter Massey"

Ikram's 15th anniversary celebration: Fashion, royalty and fantasy

Josh and Ikram Goldman with Kenwood Academy Band in the background.
IKRAM, the name alone evokes images of high couture, fantasy fashions and all things chic. So it was no surprise that for her 15th anniversary in Chicago, guests came from across the globe to play in her world of fun and fashion for an over-the-top-in-a-good-way three day celebration. The weekend-long party brought out over 200... Read more »

Scarlett Johansson to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award

Scarlett Johansson to receive Gene Siskel Film Center Renaissance Award
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) will celebrate one of Hollywood’s most talented young actresses when it honors Tony and BAFTA winner and four-time Golden Globe nominee Scarlett Johansson, Thursday, June 30, at The Ritz-Carlton Chicago (160 E. Pearson St.). “Celebrate Scarlett” will pay tribute... Read more »

Mark Ruffalo honored with Renaissance Award at Gene Siskel Film Center Gala

Mark Ruffalo charms gala crowd.
The Gene Siskel Film Center (GSFC) of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) once again saluted a leader in cinematic artistry when it honored two-time Academy Award nominee and all-around cutie Mark Ruffalo with the Renaissance Award at The Ritz-Carlton on June 6.  More than 350 guests attended the festive evening that... Read more »
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Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)

Q & A with Morgan Freeman: "I want to play Satan!" (Video!)
“Is that necklace real?  Because if it is, let’s get out of here!”  This was Morgan Freeman’s first comment to me at the annual Gene Siskel Film Center Gala at the Ritz-Carlton recently.  He was a sheer delight, not only to me, but to all of the reporters on the Red Carpet.  Sadly, this isn’t... Read more »

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 »

The School of the Art Institute Chicago's "The Walk" 2013: Cutting Edge Fashion in the Windy City (Video!)

It was a night filled with fashion, but not the kind you are used to seeing on a runway.  No my friend, this was the 79th annual School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) “The Walk”, arguably the most creative and innovative fashion show of its kind in the country!  More than 90 design... Read more »
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Swarovski Hosts Kick-Off Party for SAIC's The Walk 2012

Swarovski recently hosted a cocktail reception at its Michigan Avenue flagship boutique to view the unique window installation created by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago grad students mentored by Nick Cave, Professor and Chair of SAIC’s Fashion Design Department. Swarovski donated the window space and jewelry for the installation as part of... Read more »

ArtEdge Gala Raises More Than $1 Million for Museum of Contemporary Art

Co-chairs Liza and Marc Brooks
I’ve been to some pretty thrilling parties in my day, but I can’t remember many in recent memory that delivered as much excitement as this year’s Gala fundraiser for the MCA!   More than 460 guests paid $1000 a piece to enjoy this over-the-top party, artEdge, that included performances by renowned artist Nick Cave and... Read more »