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Come Thursday, more than 3,500 people will descend upon this tent in Millennium Park to see the future of Fashion in the U.S. For the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's largest graduating graduating class to date, and more than 65 models from Factor Runway will sport nearly 300 student designs and walk a 90-foot runway built inside this 15,000-square-foot tent on Chase Promenade—a three-block-long walkway lined by nearly 200 trees and budding spring flowers.
The tent is empty now but before you know it, it will be a smashing scene jam packed with fashion folk, art-types and coastal denizens itching to see the best looks from the nation's most influential art and design school, hair by Aveda, makeup by artists from Timothy Priano and hear a soundtrack from Brooklyn-based WAAVES Studio Skooby Laposky, a past collaborator with designers including Gemma Kahng, Conny Groenewegen, and Jason Wu.
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