Woman's dress and stole of silk printed with allover small floral pattern, designed by Mainbocher, circa 1960.
Courtesy of the Chicago History Museum
CHICAGO — The Chicago History Museum will explore the life and legacy of Main Rousseau Bocher in an upcoming exhibit titled “Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier," which opens on Oct. 22.
The exhibition, which will mark the first of its kind dedicated solely to the work of the Chicago-born designer, will feature about 30 garments from the museum’s permanent collection as well as fashion illustrations, early drawings, photography, audio presentations and video.
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