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Fashion undergrads from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are no doubt preparing to face pre-runway show jitters this week, as the budding designers are expected to flaunt their creations during Fashion 2011—the School’s 77th annual fashion show, on Thursday, May 5. For the first time in its storied history, the show this year will take place against the backdrop of Millennium Park, in a mammoth tent erected specifically for the event. More than 250 original garments fabricated by undergraduate students in SAIC’s Fashion Design program, led by Mr. Soundsuit, Nick Cave, will be showcased four times during the day—beginning with a dress rehearsal at 9:00 am for the early birds; 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm; and finally ending at 6:00 pm with THE WALK benefit gala for the seen-and-be-seen crowd. Fashion show tickets, $40–$75, are still available and on sale here. Stay tuned to Racked all this week for pre- and post-event highlights.
· The School of the Art Institute of Chicago [Official Site]