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Sponsors of Style

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum invites you to become a Sponsor of Style for our latest exhibition, Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and ’40s. Showcasing fashions from Paris, New York, Chicago, and Hollywood the exhibition tracks how the silver screen’s glamorous reach extended to all classes in the 1930s through the 40s. The exhibition tells a tale of making it big, making do, and maintaining appearances during a tumultuous era in American history. Featuring 30 garments by designers such as Gabrielle Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet, Valentina, Paul du Pont, Howard Greer, and Adrian, we’ll be introduced to a time when sophisticated design lent a perception of stability as the nation grappled with its reinvention. Guest curated by Virginia Heaven.

All sponsorship levels include access to the opening night gala on Friday, April 5, 2019. Please note, the deadline for sponsorship listing is Monday, February 25, 2019.

Levels of Support

PRESENTING SPONSOR $50,000
Premium Table for Ten to the Silver Screen to Mainstream Opening Night Gala
Receive all benefits of lower levels, plus:

  • Benefactor of three garments displayed in the exhibition, to be chosen by the curator
  • Presenting Sponsor recognition on all exhibition-related press materials and event collateral
  • A private tour of the exhibition with Curator, Virginia Heaven, for up to ten guests, followed by a reception in the Robinson Gallery at the Chicago History Museum(tour and reception are to be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time)

TITLE SPONSOR $25,000
Premium Table for Ten to the Silver Screen to Mainstream Opening Night Gala
Receive all benefits of lower levels, plus:

  • Benefactor of one garment displayed in the exhibition, to be chosen by the curator
  • Half-page ad in the event program book
  • A private tour of the exhibition with Curator, Virginia Heaven, for up to ten guests (tour to be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time)

PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE $10,000
Priority Table for Ten to the Silver Screen to Mainstream Opening Night Gala
Receive all benefits of lower levels, plus:

  • Benefactor of one garment displayed in the exhibition, to be chosen by the curator
  • Half-page ad in the event program book
  • A private tour of the exhibition with Curator, Virginia Heaven, for up to ten guests (tour to be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date and time)

BENEFACTOR $5,000
Six tickets to the Silver Screen to Mainstream Opening Night Gala
Receive all benefits of the lower levels, plus:

  • Quarter page ad in the event program book
  • Benefactor of one garment displayed in the exhibition, to be chosen by the curator

FRIEND $2,500
Four tickets to the Silver Screen to Mainstream Opening Night Gala
Receive all benefits of the Patron level, plus:

  • Co-sponsor of a garment displayed in the exhibition, to be chosen by the curator

PATRON $1,250
2 tickets to the Silver Screen to Mainstream Opening Night Gala

  • Recognition on the Sponsors of Style Donor Wall
  • Recognition in the exhibition catalog
  • Recognition in the 2018-19 Chicago History Museum Annual Report

For questions, please contact Ishan Johnson at 312-799-2118 or at [email protected]

The Details

Friday

April

5 th

Event Location

Chicago History Museum

Become A Sponsor

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Founded by Mrs. Philip K. Wrigley in April 1974, the purpose of the Costume Council is to support the Chicago History Museum as a leader in the documentation and interpretation of the history and the art of fashion. Through the Costume Council’s efforts, the Museum has been able to maintain and grow a thriving collection. The support the Council provides helps the Chicago History Museum care for, conserve, interpret, and display items in the costume collection to further our understanding of history through clothing. The Council also generously supports the Museum’s costume-based exhibitions and is proud to present what has grown to be one of the world’s premier collections, with pieces dating from the eighteenth century to present.

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