The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum invites you to join them as they present the third Presidents’ Circle Award to noted designer Christian Siriano. The afternoon will feature a luncheon and an interview with Mr. Siriano.


11:00 a.m. – Champagne reception with Christian Siriano
12:00 p.m. – Seated luncheon and raffle
12:45 p.m. – Interview with Christian Siriano

Luncheon Attire • Valet Parking Available

Event Chairs

Pamella Capitanini and David Mordini

Luncheon Hostesses

Tina Gravel, Rose Kallas, and Dusty Stemer


Orchid Sponsor | $5,000

  • Richard and Diane Weinberg

Rose Sponsor | $1,500

  • Barb and Keith Kizziah

Lily Sponsors | $1,000

  • Bon French

Peony Table Sponsors | $5,000

  • Pamella and Alfredo Capitanini

Tulip Table Sponsors | $3,500

  • Tina Gravel
  • Neiman Marcus

Host Committee

  • Constance Barkley
  • Michelle Bibergal
  • Katleen Boege
  • Sophia Bross
  • Sujata Dayal
  • Stuart Dyer
  • Courtney Hopkins
  • Rosemary Kallas
  • Bonnie Lipe
  • Nina Mariano
  • Stacie McClane
  • Karen Peters
  • David Sanchez
  • Leslie Zentner
  • Donors
  • Pamella and Alfredo Capitanini
  • Rose Kallas
  • Kristine Kinder
  • Elaine Rubin
  • William Blair

In-Kind Sponsors

Pamella and Alfredo Capitanini

Carmen Rossi

Table Levels

Peony Sponsor – $5,000
Front row center table seating for 10 guests*

Daffodil Sponsor – $4,500
Second row center table seating for 10 guests*

Tulip Sponsor – $3,500
Table seating for 10 guests*

Host Committee Ticket – $500
Premium seating*

Individual Ticket – $275

*Includes acknowledgement in program

Please submit by Thursday, September 28, in order to be included in the luncheon program book.

Questions? Contact CHM development events manager Nell McKeown at (312) 799-2112 or

About the Presidents’ Circle Award

“The Presidents’ Circle Award is given to designers who are not only making an indelible mark on today’s fashion world, but who are also promoting inclusivity and kindness toward others. It is our honor to celebrate Mr. Siriano’s history-making record of talent, inclusion, and creativity.” — Karen Peters, Costume Council First Vice President, Programs

About Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano

Award-winning CFDA designer Christian Siriano has established himself as a tour de force in the fashion world since launching his eponymous collection in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Siriano’s designs have been worn by today’s biggest stars including current FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden, former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Julianne Moore, Lady Gaga, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Porter, Cardi B, Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Coolidge, to name but a few.

With nearly two decades of fashion experience under his belt, the Siriano design studio continues to celebrate beauty and diversity in this ever-changing fashion industry. As a result, Christian’s work has been featured in a multitude of prestigious museum exhibits including his first ever solo work retrospective titled “Christian Siriano: People Are People” at SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) from October 2021-2022, Kensington Palace’s largest exhibition to date (currently on view) titled “Crown to Couture,” and The MET Costume Institute where he broke a Met Gala record for having three separate looks featured in the 2021 exhibit “In America: A Lexicon.” Christian himself was also named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018 for his leading contributions to body diversity on the runway and red carpet, was a member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 class of 2015, and was the youngest person to ever appear on Crain’s “40 Under 40” list at age 24.

Apart from his thriving fashion empire, Christian added interior designer (Siriano Interiors) and best-selling author (Dresses to Dream About and Dresses to Dream About: Deluxe Edition) to his impressive list of credits in 2021 and 2017, respectively. He’s also currently serving as host and mentor for Season 20 of the iconic Bravo hit series, Project Runway. This Fall will mark the brand’s 15 year anniversary.

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