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- Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Naomi Beckwith, artist Theaster Gates, Johnson Publishing Company Chief Executive Officer Desiree Rogers, Neiman Marcus representative Morris Gearring
- MK Pritzker, Neal Zucker, Eric and Cheryl McKissack
- John Rogers and Richard Gamble
- Mitzi Miller, Radio Personality Tom Joyner, Linda Johnson Rice and EBONY Magazine editor-in-chief Amy DuBois Barnett
- Catrice Armstrong, Jasmine Jordan and Juanita Jordan
This weekend was the opening for "Inspiring Beauty", the largest exhibition that the Chicago History Museum has ever curated. It chronicles the last 50 years of the EBONY Fashion Fair, a traveling fashion show aimed at fundraising for charities and giving an audience that is not normally able to see high fashion, knowledge of designer and couture garments.
Friday night was the opening gala for the 60-garment show and it was packed with notable supporters of the show. In this gallery, peep these society folk and beautiful people including original Fashion Fair model Pat Cleveland, Chicago History Museum president Gary Johnson, Johnson Publishing's Chairwoman and CEO Linda Johnson Rice and Desiree Rogers, fashion guru Cameron Silver, international editor at large for Vogue Hamish Bowles and socialite MK Pritzker with connector of industries Neal Zucker.
· Chicago History Museum [Official Site]
· Homage to the EBONY Fashion Fair Coming to History Museum [Racked]
· The Doyenne of Ebony Fashion Fair and Her Endless Collections of Couture [Racked]