School of the Art Institute's "The Walk 2011" is their Largest Fashion Show Yet (PICS!)



Over 250 garments were shown by 97 student designers in four shows beginning with a 9 AM rehearsal show for “The Walk 2011”.  This was the largest show in the School’s 77 year history and also the first time it was shown in Millenium Park.  This year’s Legend of Fashion award recipient was style guru, Ikram Goldman.  Everyone in Chicago’s fashion community enjoyed the shows and the after-party on the rooftop of the Harris.  Student award recipients included Ana Leon, Liz Patelski, Jacqueline Kim, Erin Pianetto, Alena Savinova and Macie Francis.  Sponsors included Swarovski and members of the MacLean family; Margaret, Barry and Mary Ann.  Co-chairs were Greg Cameron and Marilyn Fields along with co-chairs Denise Gardner and Kate Neisser.  (Enjoy these fab fotos by Caitlin Saville and for more extended coverage, please visit

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