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Posted by on Apr 4, 2013

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum’s “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair”

The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum’s “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair”

Celebrating a remarkable half century of style, fashion, and fabric was the occasion for The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum and their most recent exhibit “Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair” and its annual costume ball on March 15th.

Boasting over 50,000 priceless pieces (some created in the year 1720), Chicago is indeed lucky enough to have a magnificent museum that possesses such a significant world-class costume collection, considered to be the 2nd largest in the U.S!

Attending the ball among others was Council President Nena Ivon, Honorary Chairperson Linda Johnson Rice, and Desiree Rogers, the C.E.O. of Johnson Publishing co. A spectacular $400,000 was raised on this exciting evening to maintain the museum’s outstanding costume collection.

With enthusiastic support like this, Ebony will no doubt be highlighting fashion for another 50 years…

Jim Wattron

Jim Wattron

Jim graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, with a degree in Business Administration. Jim has worked with the team from the beginning and he consistently strives for innovation with refreshing topics that inspire readers with context of new adventures and happenings, locally and internationally.

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