CAVE TO BE HONORED: The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will celebrate its 80th annual fashion show May 2 at Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade North. As part of Fashion 2014, three shows will be presented with the day capping off with SAIC’s annual benefit gala The Walk 2014. This year performance artist, fashion influencer, and SAIC educator Nick Cave will receive the Legend of Fashion Award. Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Curator Naomi Beckwith will serve as emcee.
For the first time, the SAIC Fashion Design department will collaborate with the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects to develop the look of the runway shows. About 250 student-designed looks showcasing a combination of painting, sculpture, performance, sound, body, installation and technology will be unveiled.