Watch out, Kate Moss. Chicago’s society set and local celebrities strutted their stuff down the catwalk at Chicago’s Symphony Center on Sept. 12, participating in one of the city’s oldest fund-raisers, the Woman’s Board of...
Watch out, Kate Moss. Chicago’s society set and local celebrities strutted their stuff down the catwalk at Chicago’s Symphony Center on Sept. 12, participating in one of the city’s oldest fund-raisers, the Woman’s Board of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s "Image 2002" fashion show.
The event began with a solo rendition of "America the Beautiful," and ended with a flag-waving finale, complete with uniformed local police officers and firefighters.
Some of Chicago’s finest formally escorted the evening’s opening models in Escada gowns to a version of U2’s "Beautiful Day."
Chicago’s Praise Ensemble, singing "Amazing Grace" and "Get Happy" provided the entertainment for a segment featuring Cartier jewels. Not to be outdone, Tiffany & Co. outfitted the Arthur MacDougall Wood and Neil F. Hartigan families in plenty of diamonds and other baubles.
The 1,500-person audience, which helped raise more than $500,000, applauded most enthusiastically for state Lieutenant Governor Corinne Wood who modeled Chacok, to Luca Luca’s luxurious peach, beige and silver fashions, which evoked a Thirties-era Hollywood glamour. McElroy furs, which involved knit caps and some fur wraps that seemed to still contain the animals’ heads, paws or tails elicited a different response.
"What is that?" one woman asked, peering at the pelt draped over one model’s shoulder. "Road kill fashion?" another joked.
Taking the final spot on the mens’ portion of New York Fashion Week calendar next month will be none other than @tomford. Though he’s shown his men’s wear in New York in the past, this will mark the first time the designer has shown his men’s collection alone during New York Fashion Week: Men’s. His runway show will debut on February 6 at the Park Avenue Armory. #wwdfashion
London-based couture house @ralphandrusso has certainly been in the spotlight, having its dresses worn by @beyonce, Angelina Jolie, Meghan Markle in her engagement photos and more. For couture, Tamara Ralph focused on ornamentation — think: feathers with chain mail, jet embroidery and clusters of pearls and crystals. See the rest of the collection on WWD.com #wwdfashion #couture (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
Minnie Mouse celebrated her 90th birthday by getting her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For her celebratory luncheon, @coach’s creative director @stuartvevers dressed her in a custom made prairie dress, complete with Vever’s take on the polka dot – black sequined versions – under a cropped motorcycle jacket. The designer also put his own mark on Minnie’s classic red shoes, infusing the color with sparkles and adding some Coach crystals. “We chose colors that were very Minnie and also represented quintessential Coach elements,” said Vevers. #wwdfashion #nationalpolkadotday (📷: George Chinsee)
@nickjonas is unveiling his first-ever apparel collection through a partnership with John Varvatos. The limited-edition capsule, which makes its debut in spring, also marks the first time the designer has collaborated with anyone on a line. “The process in working with Nick is amazing. It’s inspiring to be around someone who is not only connected with the trade that they do, but also with what’s happening in the environment around him, and how that connects to what we do with style,” said Varvatos. (RG: @johnvarvatos) #wwdfashion
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)