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A Celebration of Chicago Style

May 31, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Curio x 21c Museum Hotels present “A Celebration of Chicago Style” hosted by Cynthia Rowley and Nigel Barker.

Honoring & Showcasing: Iconic Chicago-based Designer Maria Pinto

Featuring: Ajovang, Lola Elan, Production Mode and Sheila Rashid

The evening will begin with an accessory presentation where attendees can view displays from several of the city’s leading accessory designers in an intimate setting/over cocktails and light bites. You will have the opportunity to engage directly with the creators behind these brands.

The event’s highlight will be the runway show, where five curated apparel designers working in various genres will present their collections.

After the show, guests can stay and mingle over drinks while enjoying 21c Hotel’s world-class art collection and the opportunity to connect with the show’s participating designers.

Both receptions will provide guests with complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and hors d’oeuvres.

The event’s goal is to help to elevate both Chicago Fashion and the great fashion talent that resides in this city. And to show consumers the breadth of local talent they can support by buying their wares. All attendees will receive instructions on how they can purchase wares from the showcased design talent.

All tickets include access to both pre-reception, runway show and post-reception.

Event Schedule
6:00pm: Arrivals, Photo-Ops & Accessory Designer Reception (complimentary beverages & hors d’oeuvres)
7:00pm: Fashion Show Doors Open
7:15pm: Fashion Show Begins
8:00pm: Post Show Reception (complimentary beverages)


Model Agency Partner: Select Models
Hair / Make-Up Partner: TBA
Fashion Charity Partner: Chicago Fashion Coalition
Print Media Partner: CS Magazine

Show’s Nomination Committee:
> Marlene Anzaldua (stilett0b0ss, stylist)
> Hallie Borden (Milk Handmade, Owner)
> Melody Boykin (Black Fashion Week, Founder)
> Ambar Campos (AIBI, Exec Dir)
> Melissa Gamble (Columbia College, Fashion Dept )
> Hila Geller (FGI Chicago, Co-Regional Dir)
> Christine Griffith (Blk + Brwn Market, Founder)
> Isa Giallorenzo (Fashion Writer, The Reader / New City)
> Anna Hovas Dias (Chicago Fashion Incubator, Exec Dir)
> Bhavana Jain (FGI Chicago, Co-Regional Dir)
> Marquan Jones (Chicago Fashion Coalition, President)
> Brenda Levesque (ChicCityGirl, Blogger/Podcast)
> Juli Lowe (21c Museum Hotel Chicago, Museum Manager)
> Colbey Reid (Columbia College, Fashion Dept. Chair)
> Robin Richman (Robin Richman, Owner)
> Xochil Herrera Scheer (“The Pattern Maker”)
> Katrin Schnabl (SAIC, Fashion Dept. Chair)
> Tricia Turnstal (p.45, Owner)
> Ameerah Vania (Congruent Space/stylist)
> Ceta Walters (ClarkandStone, blogger)
> Sal Yvet (salsogroovy, Stylist)

21c Museum Hotel offers limited valet parking ($45 for up to 6 hrs) or Self-Park at ROW self-park garage next door at 50 E Ohio St. Otherwise we recommend using Uber/LYFT/Taxi or the Red Line has a stop 2 blocks away.


May 31, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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21c Museum Hotel Chicago
55 E Ontario
Chicago, IL 60611
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