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Presidents’ Circle Honors 2017

Wednesday, October 25 — Wednesday, October 25

Join The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum as they present Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, Co-founders of Marchesa, with the first ever Presidents’ Circle Honors. Named in honor of the past Presidents’ of the Costume Council, this new initiative recognizes current designers who are making an indelible mark in the fashion industry. Georgina and Keren will be celebrated with an elegant luncheon on Wednesday, October 25, at the Woman’s Athletic Club. The afternoon will include a coveted silent auction, raffle of a current season Marchesa dress, and an in conversation with the designers, Ken Downing, Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus, and Petra Slinkard, Curator of Costume at The Chicago History Museum. This event also serves as the fall fundraiser for the Costume Council.

Seated Luncheon | Silent Auction | Raffle

11:00 a.m. V.I.P. Reception with Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig of Marchesa
11:30 a.m. Welcome Reception
12:00 p.m. Luncheon
12:45 p.m. In-Conversation with Georgina Chapman & Keren Craig, Ken Downing, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director of Neiman Marcus, and Petra Slinkard, Curator of Costume at the Chicago History Museum

Luncheon Attire | Valet Parking Available

Event Chairman
Kathleen Haines-Finley

Michelle Bibergal, Sherrill Bodine, Paula Borg, Annette Findling, Heather Farley Ingram,
Judy Lockhart, Mark Olley, and Pauline Kurtides Sheehan

In-Kind Sponsors
Neiman Marcus
Laurent-Perrier Champagne
Lenox Corporation                                                   

Ruby Sponsor
Patsy Callahan

Pearl Sponsor
Pauline Kurtides Sheehan

Platinum Sponsor
Paula Borg

Gold Sponsors
Sherrill Bodine
Annette Findling

Silver Sponsors
Connie Barkley
Chicago Financial Services
Kathleen Haines-Finley
Pauline Kurtides Sheehan
Judy Lockhart
Mark Olley
D. Elizabeth Price

Sponsors list as of September 1

For more information on Sponsorship Opportunities please contact Ishan Johnson at [email protected] or at 312-799-2118

The Details



25 th

11:00 a.m.



$ 200

Event Location

Woman’s Athletic Club

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