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In the past when the School of The Art Institute introduces some of the world's top conceptual fashion talent, there are accolades granted to students and pioneering members of the fashion industry. There are dozens of high-profile internships and handfuls of scholarships but the one that takes the cake is The Legend Of Fashion Award. We saw boutique owner Ikram Goldman received the award and deliver a heartbreaking speech about being a shop girl at the late Joan Weinstein's Ultimo and listen to Cynthia Rowley talk about selling her seinor collection, now it's time Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte tell their story.
This year marks the school's 79th annual fashion show and is directed under the eye of interdisciplinary designer Anke Loh, who assumed the department chair after performance artist and fabric sculptor Nick Cave. It all goes down on Friday, May 3 in Millennium Park with more than 50 models from Factor on a 90-foot runway inside a 15,000-square-foot tent. Tickets go on sale one week from today.
· The Future of Fashion: SAIC's 2012 Show [Racked]
· All SAIC Coverage [Racked]
· Rodarte [Official Site]