Monday, March 15, 2010

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Presents: FAME 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010:
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago presented its annual FAME (Fashion and Media Extravaganza) Show at the Harris Theater this past Wednesday. I worked backstage before the afternoon show, helping organize clothes, models, and dressers. So many of my favorite teachers, students, and Chicago industry were there giving their time including Stephanie Schuller (ILIAC Instructor), Kevin Sullivan (ILIAC Meeting Planner, Owner: Kevin Sullivan Events), Kimber Hand, Paige Peterson (Stylist, The HAUTE Spot), Allison Henke (Student, ILIAC), Lawrence Mages (ILIAC Instructor), Susan Glick (Vice President, Women's Apparel at The Merchandise Mart), and many others.

I watched the rehearsal as Susan Glick guided the models and set up the choreography for the runway. The show began at noon and the theater was packed with high school attendees from around Chicago who waited to see the designs, films, and characters created by the college level students. The resulting show was a fabulous mix of fashion, art, and film--all designed and produced by the talented students at the Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. A portion of the ticket proceeds went to benefit the EDMC Education Foundation, providing scholarships to students of ILIAC.

Art, fashion, and philanthropy... What could be better?


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**Please take note of the designers names in the photos... These are Chicago's next big stars!**
Dressers prepare the garments before the show:
Ready to work with my head-set on!
Models relaxing before the show:
I love dressers!
Rehearsal begins:
Backstage during rehearsal:Rehearsal for children's wear:The final look in rehearsal:The show begins!

1 comment:

pharmacy said...

it is one of the best expression of art in the world