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Magnificent! — CS Modern Luxury

“With an influx of specialty stores and international boutiques, fashion on Michigan Avenue really exploded in the ’70s and ’80s,” says Petra Slinkard, curator of costumes at the Chicago History Museum. “Chicago saw an opportunity to redirect the city’s energy back downtown after the post-WWII exodus to the suburbs. It is a compelling story, and […]

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Preview: “Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile” Exhibit —

In the past decade, the Chicago History Museum has celebrated the life and works of Christian Dior, Charles James, and American businesswoman and socialite Bertha Palmer, but its latest fashion exhibit, Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile, hits closer to home. “Each piece featured tells a greater Chicago story,” says curator of costume Petra Slinkard. […]

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