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Celebrate the 2017 Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards


Celebrity Guest Judge George Kotsiopoulous and Honorary Guest Helmut Jahn to be in attendance

Celebrate Chicago’s best dressed men at the second annual Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards, presented by The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum.

Join co-chairs Quenten Schumacher, Peggy Martay, David Mordini and Karen Zupko on Tuesday, August 22 at The Gentleman’s Cooperative, one of the city’s most sought-after casual menswear stores, for an evening full of fun and fashion.

Chicago’s best dressed men will be honored by The Costume Council with awards recognizing their style within their respective professions.

George Kotsiopoulos, former host of E! Fashion police, will be in attendance as the celebrity guest judge. Kotsiopoulos will make his final selections amongst categories such as law, architecture and design, sports, advertising and more. Winners will be announced during the award ceremony.

The evening’s honorary guest, Chicago’s premier architect Helmut Jahn, will be recognized for his contributions to the costume collection of the Chicago History Museum. Jahn’s projects have been recognized on a global scale for design, innovation, vitality and integrity. He was named one of the 10 most influential living American architects by “The American Institute of Architects.”

More than 100 guests from Chicago’s fashion-elite are expected to attend. Guests will enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and an awards ceremony.

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Individual tickets are $75. Please contact Ishan Johnson, Chicago History Museum auxiliary relations coordinator, for additional information at 312-799-2118 or at

About the Costume Council

The Chicago History Museum serves as a unique national resource for the preservation, interpretation, and understanding of history through the collection, examination and documentation of costume. Through the support of the Costume Council, the Chicago History Museum has maintained a thriving costume collection and operated a conservation lab that manages and sustains this critical aspect of our holdings.

Many artifacts in the Museum’s collection were made by Chicago’s dressmakers, milliners, and manufacturers. The costume holdings encompass a number of items worn by prominent Chicagoans and Americans.  Some unique pieces include personal items belonging to Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Michael Jordan’s basketball uniform, and Mahalia Jackson’s choir robe.  The earliest pieces include suits worn by George Washington and John Adams.  The Museum’s extensive couture holdings, ranging from Charles Worth gowns to the innovative designs of Yohji Yamamoto, have earned an international reputation.


The Chicago History Museum is situated on ancestral homelands of the Potawatomi people, who cared for the land until forced out by non-Native settlers. Established in 1856, the Museum is now at 1601 N. Clark Street in Lincoln Park, its third location. As a major museum and research center for Chicago and U.S. history, the Chicago History Museum strives to be a destination for learning, inspiration and civic engagement. Through dynamic exhibitions, tours, publications, special events and programming, the Museum connects people to Chicago’s history and to each other. To share Chicago stories, the Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, images and other items that are relevant to the city’s history. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago. 

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