“Chicago Styled: Fashioning The Magnificent Mile®” is one of the current exhibits running at the Chicago History Museum and works to highlight designers, such as Norman Norell, Adolfo, Christian Lacroix, Yohji Yamamoto and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, and department stores that have helped to shape fashion in Chicago.
New York, LA and Miami instantly spring to mind when planning a trip to the USA, but Londoner-turned-Chicago resident and fashion blogger (Addictionsofafashionjunkie.com) Jessica Moazami tells us why her city’s the one to visit.
Niles North Fashion students “made it work” in the FashioNext: Chicago Styled competition, which culminated last night at the Chicago History Museum. One of 10 teams, Niles North’s team #CarefulChaos designed a head-to-toe look inspired by the exhibition “Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile ®,” at the Chicago History Museum and won the Judges’ Choice […]
When you take your next shopping trip down Michigan Avenue, you may not spend much time thinking of the history that made the Magnificent Mile the shopping destination it is today. But, a new exhibit at the Chicago History Museum turns the Mag Mile into Memory Lane.
If you’re looking for printed leggings, ironic t-shirts, and all things fast fashion, you head over to State Street. But if you’re looking for shoes that will make your rent look cheap in comparison, you head over to North Michigan Avenue. The Magnificent Mile—that glittering stretch of Michigan from the Chicago river to the Drake […]
Revelers got an exclusive look at the Chicago History Museum’s (1601 N. Clark) permanent collection, Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile, at the institution’s annual Costume Ball Nov. 14. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Costume Council, the black-tie gala featured 20 ensembles from the exhibition, all exploring the development of North Michigan […]
The Costume Ball, presented by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, was held Nov. 14 at the museum, with more than 200 fashion-loving guests in attendance. The black-tie affair debuted “Chicago Styled: Fashioning the Magnificent Mile”, an exhibit that features ensembles from the museum’s permanent collection that celebrate and reflect the growth of […]
The annual Costume Ball, hosted by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, is a fête that pulls out all the stops for well-dressed patrons and friends of the organization that supports the preservation of Chicago’s rich history in fashion and costume. Very rich, indeed. To celebrate the much anticipated and dazzling exhibit Chicago Styled: […]
Most shoppers thronging North Michigan Avenue would find it hard to believe that this stellar strip of real estate was once a pretty sleepy stretch of town. Sure, it had hotels and a few art galleries, but it was hardly the lively destination it is today. The street’s metamorphosis into the Magnificent Mile was fueled […]
“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 […]