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 at the Chicago History Museum on Friday, October 21st.
Helen Harvey Mills, whose mother was a muse of Charles James, was the evening’s Honorary Chair and the event Co-chairs were Catherine Eberle, Lawrie Weed and Robin Loewenberg Berger.
The Costume Council also honored one of today’s most acclaimed international couturiers, Ralph Rucci of Chado Ralph Rucci, who was presented with this year’s Award for Design Excellence.
The silent auction included items donated by Jimmy Choo, Ferragamo, Alexis Bittar and Kimberly McDonald as well as a style consultation by Julie Watson Style, among several other fashion related items. The live auction featured runway tickets to New York fashion week, plus hotel, dinner and other VIP perks and the raffle items included fine jewelry from Pomellato and an Hermes Birkin bag!!
Congrats to the Costume Council and its fabulous event co-chairs on a very fashionable affair!
(Fantastic photos by Cindy Barrymore).
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