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Colorful Benetton Store Sees a Flash of a White

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[Photos: James Atkins Photography]

Last night, United Colors of Benetton hosted the opening for an installation called The White Dress Project, in collaboration with The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

This was the very first event for the newly renovated flagship at the Shops at Northbridge. Witht the curtail instigation of SAIC fashion department chair, Nick Cave, the students of SAIC showcased their designs – pieces limited to the use of white fabric. The exhibition is intended to compliment and contrast the United Colors of Benetton Fall 2012 collection, which celebrates the vibrancy of color.

Throughout the evening, students spoke with guests to comment on their designs, sip some celebratory drinks with SAIC professors and affiliates to the likes of Shane Gabier, Debbie Jagel, Bambi Breakstone, Annie Novotny, Caroline Bellios and more. The dresses will remain on exhibit in the store for one week (through October 11) – for shoppers and fashion design enthusiasts to view up close.
· United Colors of Benetton [Official Site]
· The School of the Art Institute of Chicago [Official Site]