Join the Costume Council for a special presentation featuring style icon Tziporah Salamon. The Art of Dressing author profiles the chicest and most celebrated older women of today, showcasing their wardrobes and revealing the contents of their closets, while imparting practical tips on how to put together beautiful outfits.

Schedule

5:30 p.m. – Costume Council Annual Meeting (Costume Council members only)
6:00 p.m. – Presentation by Tziporah Salamon
7:30 p.m. – Reception with drinks and light bites

Questions? Contact Nell McKeown, development events manager, at mckeown@chicagohistory.org or (312) 799-2112. 

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ABOUT TZIPORAH SALAMON

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A designer, raconteur, author, model, and legendary New York style icon-about-town, Tziporah is a favorite subject of such acclaimed photographers and artists as the New York Times‘ late, great Bill Cunningham, Iké Udé, and Ari Seth Cohen. She elevates the act of dressing to an art form and whether styling herself or others, her creations are beautiful, harmonious, and always original.

The irrepressible voice and champion of women who dare to dress, “Tzippy” has spent a lifetime collecting remarkable antique clothes, hats and accessories, assembling them into ecstatic sui generis outfits she shares with the world from the seat of her pink Shinola bicycle and turquoise Bianchi bike. She’s modeled for Lanvin, Vogue Australia, TJ Maxx, Lulu Frost, Michael Hill, and New York Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Collectors on Collecting, Emirates Woman, the L.A. Times, T magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Zoomer Magazine, Buffalo Magazine, M&V Magazine, Hadassah Magazine, and the New York Times have featured her story and astonishing creations.

Ms. Salamon’s parents, both Hungarian Jews, survived the Holocaust and fled to Israel, where Tzippy was born. The family later immigrated to New York City, where her father worked as a master tailor and her mother as a skilled dressmaker. Tziporah found her way into many aspects of the fashion and style industry, and today, when asked about her career, invariably she replies, “I dress.”

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