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Designer of Excellence Awards with Peter Dundas

Wednesday, May 4

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum is pleased to announce an exciting evening honoring celebrity fashion designer Peter Dundas, as he receives our Designer of Excellence Award. His illustrious fashion career serving as Creative Director for Emmanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, and Roberto Cavalli has shaped a global experience leading top fashion houses.

His eponymous brand, DUNDAS, launched in unconventional style debuting with Beyoncé Knowles at the 2017 Grammy Awards. Created in partnership with Evangelo Bousis, a Chicago native, DUNDAS continuously delivers notable, couture red carpet looks for celebrities: Shakira, Ciara, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum, Mary J. Blige, H.E.R., Emily Ratajkowski and many more.

Honorary Co-Chairs: Brian Atwood, Evangelo Bousis, and Nick Cave

The Designer of Excellence Awards is a fundraiser to benefit the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum and has a rich history in our organization as an important pillar of designer recognition in Chicago. The Museum has more than 50,000 pieces of fashion in its archives and is one of the largest repositories in the world. Brian Atwood, Evangelo Bousis, and Nick Cave are this year’s honorary co-chairs. Over the years, the Awards have honored Sonia Rykiel, Hubert de Givenchy, Bill Blass, Bob Mackie, Carolina Herrera, and this year, we are thrilled to honor Peter Dundas. All proceeds benefit the Chicago History Museum for exhibition and curatorial needs to preserve the costume collection.

Designer of Excellence Sponsor: $5,000Premium table for ten at award ceremony and dinner

Host Committee Sponsor: $750One ticket to attend the award ceremony and dinner, and an invitation to a VIP pre-gala reception with Peter Dundas

Patron of Excellence: $500One ticket to the award ceremony and dinner

For additional sponsorship opportunities or questions, please contact Nell McKeown at






Evangelo Bousis, Ciara, and Peter Dundas at the 2019 Met Gala
Evangelo Bousis and Peter Dundas
Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union at the 2019 Met Gala
Emily Ratajkowski at the 2019 Met Gala
Kim Kardashian at the 2015 Met Gala
Beyoncé Knowles at the 2017 Grammy Awards

The Details



4 th

6:30–10:00 p.m.



$ 500

Event Location

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago Stories