detailed-1
detailed-2
detailed-3

Exhibition Info

Weaving a Story

More than 20 ensembles, hand-picked by the Chicago History Museum, tell the story of the transformation of Michigan Avenue through the stories of the designers, retailers, civic leaders and tastemakers who helped transform it. Dating from the 1950s to the 1990s, the exhibition highlights stunning designs by Norman Norell, Adolfo and James Galanos, along with contemporary work by Gianni Versace, Christian Lacroix, Yohji Yamamoto and Chanel.

Fashion Forward
From the 1920s onward, The Magnificent Mile® blossomed into an international fashion destination. Distinguished dress shops, such as Blum’s Vogue and Stanley Korshak, led to the construction of Water Tower Place and the John Hancock Center. The increasingly distinguished district attracted stand-alone designer boutiques, including Chanel, Gucci, and Gianni Versace, which then paved the way for Neiman Marcus, I. Magnin, Bloomingdale’s, and other high-end department stores.

The Magnificent Mile
Today, North Michigan Avenue is home to three shopping centers, more than 50 flagship stores and countless international designer and high-end labels. Each year, more than 20 million people visit what has become one of the world’s premier shopping districts.

Includes designs from

Norman Norell

Adolfo

James Galanos

Gianni Versace

Christian Lacroix

Yohji Yamamoto

Chanel

Exhibition Details

Admission

Included with Museum admission:
$14 adults
$12 seniors/students
Free to children 12 and under

Hours

Monday to Saturday:
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Sunday:
Noon to 5:00 PM

Location

Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614

Museum directions

Parking

$9 with Museum validation.
Visa, MasterCard, and Discover accepted.

Parking directions
Special Thanks

Presented at

st-special-thanks-chm

Presenting Sponsor

st-special-thanks-costume

Lead Corporate Sponsor

st-special-thanks-bmoharris

Acknowledgment

st-special-thanks-cpd

The Chicago History Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago.

Press

Press Room