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The Chicago History Museum today opened voting for its third annual FashioNext design competition. This competition asked students from Chicago area art, design or fashion schools to create a piece inspired by a Charles James original design from the Museum’s costume collection. The exhibition, Charles James: Genius Deconstructed, opens Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Museum and will be judged by the public through an online voting campaign and an expert panel of judges. The winner will be announced live at Dress Code on the evening of Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at the Chicago History Museum.
Dress Code is an annual runway show featuring the designs of top students from four local fashion design schools: Columbia, Illinois Institute of Art, the International Academy of Design & Technology and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Dress Code started in 2007 to support and recognize the work of local, emerging student designers.
The public vote launches online today here where viewers can learn more about the finalists and place an unlimited number of votes. Online voting participants will automatically be entered to win four tickets to Dress Code event. If you feel like spending some cold hard cash and buying a ticket, you can do so here.
· Chicago History Museum [Official Site]