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Virtual Presentation | Bes-Ben: Chicago’s Mad Hatter

Tuesday, March 23

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum and‘s The Fashion Book Club invite you and your guests to special virtual program featuring author Elizabeth Jachimowicz, former CHM costume curator (1974–89), in conversation with Nena Ivon of nenasnotes as they discuss her recent book, Bes-Ben: Chicago’s Mad Hatter.

This publication showcases the career of Chicago milliner Benjamin B. Green-Field, who viewed fashion with a sense of humor, creating extraordinary confections designed to amuse the viewer and express an aspect of the wearer’s personality. It includes over 500 rich illustrations, including those from the Chicago History Museum’s own Costume Collection.

The first 40 program registrants have the chance to purchase a signed copy of the book!


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5:30–7:00 p.m.



$ 50–150

Event Location

Chicago History Museum Sharing Chicago's Stories