Again Inese and Richard H. Driehaus rolled out the purple carpet for the "Eleventh Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence." Hardworking students got a chance to showcase their designs and compete for the "Driehaus Award for Fashion Excellence." Among the young designers was Caroline Driehaus who also strutted the runway with two of her friends modeling her designs.
The show took place at 700 S. Des Plaines where one of the most famous collections of classic vintage cars are housed. The show was judged by a panel of three industry experts. They included Wendy Krimins, vice president and general manager, Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue; Susanna Negovan, editor-in-chief, Michigan Avenue Magazine and Diego Rocha, designer, Diego Rocha Handbags. Master of ceremonies was ABC7's Linda Yu.
Event proceeds will be donated to local Chicago schools.
After the runway show a VIP party was given for designers and event sponsors; providing entertainment was the very talented
The Happiness Club Dancers.
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