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The Chicago Fashion Foundation and Peach Carr hosted the Fourth Annual Scholarship Event last Thursday at the Chicago History Museum on North Avenue at Clark. The competition, showcased local student’s work inspired by music, along side a silent auction to benefit the CFF, a jazzy band, and an expert panel of judges with names like Lara Miller, Catie Keogh, Amanda Monteiro and our favorite Gold Coast house wife, Candace Jordan who, if we may speak candidly, was wearing a pair of really silver pants.
Of all nine student competitors, the winner of the $5,000 grand prize was SAIC student Ana Leon with her garment 'Chicago Jazz'. The two runners-up were K’lynn Kennedy from IADT with her design ‘Classical Edge’ and Rebecca Lopez from Columbia who came in 3rd place for 'Maxwell Street blues'.
“We were so pleased to have the opportunity again to award our up-and-coming local talent for their hard work,” said CFF President Kristen Amato. “We couldn’t have been more pleased with the turn out and cannot wait to see what all the designers have in store for us in the future.”
· [Chicago Fashion Foundation]