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Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards Celebrate City’s Best-Dressed Men

07/24/2018

Third Annual Event Presented by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum

CHICAGO (July 24, 2018) The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum celebrates the most stylish men in Chicago at the third annual Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards on Wednesday, September 12.

Join co-hosts celebrity stylist Eric Himel and award-winning Chicago journalist Darlene Hill at the city’s premier men’s fashion event from 5 – 8 p.m. at Room & Board, 55 E Ohio St.

The art deco-inspired evening will feature an awards presentation honoring Chicago’s best-dressed men, selected by the Costume Council from nominations submitted across the city. Ten nominees will be formally recognized for their dedication to fashion and individual style. Three of the city’s best-dressed men will receive the evening’s highest honors: awards named after fashion designers whose work is represented in the Museum’s costume collection.

More than 200 guests are expected to attend. The evening will include a fall fashion show presented in collaboration with Saks Fifth Avenue and Room & Board, music by Bonzai and a reception featuring cocktails provided by Rhine Hall Distillery and hors d’oeuvres provided by the DineAmic Group.

John Rogers and Maggie Morgan of the Costume Council co-chair the event.

Visit chicagohistory.org/event/chicagomensfashionawards for more information.

The Costume Council acknowledges the support of its media sponsor, Splash, and in-kind sponsors Room & Board, Saks Fifth Avenue, DineAmic Group, Rhine Hall Distillery, 10 Model Mgmt and Bonzai.

Individual tickets are $75 and Sponsorships are $250. Please contact Ishan Johnson, Chicago History Museum auxiliary relations manager, for additional information at 312-799-2118 or at ijohnson@chicagohistory.org.

ABOUT THE COSTUME COUNCIL

The Chicago History Museum serves as a unique national resource for the preservation, interpretation, and understanding of history through the collection, examination and documentation of costume.  Through the support of the Costume Council, the Chicago History Museum has maintained a thriving costume collection and operated a conservation lab that manages and sustains this critical aspect of our holdings.

Many artifacts in the Museum’s collection were made by Chicago’s dressmakers, milliners, and manufacturers.  The costume holdings encompass a number of items worn by prominent Chicagoans and Americans.  Some unique pieces include personal items belonging to Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Michael Jordan’s basketball uniform, and Mahalia Jackson’s choir robe.  The earliest pieces include suits worn by George Washington and John Adams.  The Museum’s extensive couture holdings, ranging from Charles Worth gowns to the innovative designs of Yohji Yamamoto, have earned an international reputation.



ABOUT THE CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM

The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

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