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Last night on the very southwest corner of Lincoln Park guests from around the Midwest descended upon the tent in Uihlein Plaza behind The Chicago History Museum for Dress Code and the announcement of the winner of FashioNext. The runway event, Dress Code was the debut of competitive talents from Columbia, The Illinois Institute of Art, IADT, and SIAC.
For the second year, Chicago's fashion-centric schools have partnered with the Chicago History Museum to create FashioNext, an ongoing, groundbreaking fashion design competition. In addition to the show, topping off the night before starting in on the bar, the winner of The Charles James Project was announced: Cynthia J. Roman of Columbia. This year's project challenged design students to create an accessory or garment inspired by the design, pattern work or construction details from a Charles James design.
· Chicago History Museum [Official Site]