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.
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"I think Spike is such a brilliant director because he holds up a mirror to society and reflects these issues, yet he doesn't shove it down your throat, he doesn't tell you what to think," says @lauraharrier on her latest film @Blackkklansman. Harrier was at the Cannes Film Festival – for the very first time – with @officialspikelee. #wwdeye #cannes (📷: @zefashioninsider)
“I would think to myself, Are you happy? Yes, I’m wildly happy. I go to this studio every day and, in my inside voices, I’m giggling; I’m singing. Yes, it’s a lot of work, it’s a [huge] volume of material. It wouldn’t be for everybody. But I was very happy,” said soap opera star @therealsusanlucci of checking in throughout the years with her career trajectory. Lucci spoke to WWD about her decades-long career, love for pilates, motherhood and her QVC activewear line. Read Bridget Foley’s full piece on Lucci on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: @celestesloman)
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"I always feel curious and I feel like there's more to learn. But I think being relevant, feeling relevant, I personally always feel that there's just so much more to know. And maybe that's the key.” — @themarcjacobs #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty (📷: @patrickmacleodphoto )
“The most amazing thing about her is that, regardless of all the things that have happened to her, her spirit is so undaunted by all of it. She is the most cheerful person you will ever meet. She doesn’t see problems, she only sees solutions,” said @ajanaomi_king of activist Ifrah Ahmed, who she plays in a new film “A Girl from Mogadishu.” WWD caught up with King at Cannes — Head to WWD.com to read more about her new role, personal style and how she uses social media for causes like Time’s Up and Black Lives Matter #wwdeye
WWD asked a number designers to share their thoughts on what Meghan Markle’s wedding gown will look like this Saturday. Here, Valentino’s Pierpaolo Piccioli sketches his look. #wwdfashion #royalwedding #meghanmarkle