Did you know that the Art Institute's annual fashion show is its largest fundraiser for the Creative Arts Scholarship Fund? Well it is. That's in addition to being a really great show. I love it when altruism and entertainment are combined like that.
This was my first Art Institute show and I was pretty impressed. A few of these kids have a lot of talent. Check out more photos after the jump, I think you'll agree!
Photos by Minh Tran.
A look from Evie Ehrlich's collection:
Rainbow-Bright colors from Faith Bartruff:
Suspenders, jumpers and overalls were popular, as in Johsua Buck's collection:
Also from Joshua Buck, the tunic coat I mention in print:
A fabulous coat from Emily Kathryn Carol's collection:
Pink ruffles from Maria Karachobanova:
Jeanane Ceccanti's deciptively simple black bolero jacket:
A cape-shirt from Britta Hellquist:
Awesome outerwear from Kara Eisenbraun:
Can you see the sparkle? This dress has subtle sparkle. Second glass of wine for me. From Jessie DeWall:
Not many women do menswear. Good for you, Emily Gannaway:
More suspenders from Sigrid Boyer, but I love suspenders so it's a good thing:
If I were a woman I'd be Jennifer Jason Leigh circa 1993 and I'd totally wear this The plum V-neck jumper from Allison Silvis:
Eden Dawn's cute minidress:
A layered look from Adrienne Hranko:
Sexy. Sleek. From Veronica Nieto:
Fantastic grey trench from Athlee Smith:
I love this model. She is so fucking badass. Nice look from Samantha McKinney, too:
Melanie Parr's cute little number:
Interesting cocktail dress from Savannah Johnson:
Cropped jacket and pencil skirt. Classic. Molly Leoso:
A look from Luna Tran's inspired colleciton:
Jennifer Sturmer-Holcomb's cool black shirt and flowy skirt:
Jocelyn Rice's African-inspired gown:
A menswear look from Candiss Koenitzer:
Lace bodysuit! Jessica White:
Yea rain coats! More people in this town need to make rain coats like David Rafin:
And finally, a candy striped playsuit from Sarah Vale Rapp:
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