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Oscar De la Renta

Looking Back at the Life and Designs of Oscar de la Renta

De la Renta was an artist. Not in the way that commercial designers are “artists.” The Dominican native was an actual artist. A painter, an illustrator… a designer.

Chicago Human Rhythm Project: Jubalee… Tap Into the Night

The Pritzker Stage at Millennium Park came alive recently as the Chicago Human Rhythm Project (C.H.R.P.) celebrated their 25th year silver anniversary.

Jean-Paul Gaultier

Jean-Paul Gaultier Does Away With Ready to Wear Collection

On September 27, during this past Paris Fashion Week, Jean-Paul Gaultier showcased his last prêt-à-porter collection for Spring/Summer 2015 at Le Grand Rex. Being a legendary fashion designer, he plans to stay in the fashion industry but focus on haute couture and his perfume business. Hundreds of people in Paris …

Denise Rich

Denise Rich’s 2014 Angel Ball for Cancer Research

Denise Rich’s annual Angel Ball for cancer research harkened back to its early days the other night when stars were aplenty. Now called Gabrielle’s Angel Ball, for Rich’s deceased daughter, the event was a raucous, fun affair at Cipriani Wall Street.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest Continues in Chicago – A Brief History & Where to Celebrate This Year!

This year’s Oktoberfest may have ended in Germany, but the celebration continues in the Windy City. Read on for a brief history of the world’s largest festival, and learn where you can celebrate in Chicago.

Ralph Lauren Designs the American Dream

While the expansion of his brand to include fragrances, accessories, baby and children’s lines, home furnishings, and even restaurants has made Ralph Lauren the single best selling designer in the world, he remains relatable.

50th Chicago International Film Festival

50th Chicago International Film Festival

A vision Michael Kutza had back in 1965 materialized on the evening of Thursday, October 9th with a milestone 50th Chicago International Film Festival. Inspired by Sun-Times legendary columnist Irv Kupcinet, Michael Kutza never lost sight of his goals and was determined from the beginning to make Chicago a magnificent, …

Jackie Kennedy: The Woman Who Transformed The White House

Jackie Kennedy was the woman who transformed the White House. Her effortless grace, smart style, and abundant charm captured the affections of the American public and dignitaries around the world.

Hot Doug’s

A Farewell to Hot Doug’s

Located at the corner of Roscoe Street and California Avenue in Avondale, hundreds of people lined up about five blocks down Roscoe to get a last taste of Doug’s amazing gourmet hot dogs.

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What Halston, Minnelli & Mosbacher Have In Common

It has been nearly twenty-five years since American fashion designer Halston passed away, but his artistic legacy remains a permanent feature of American style.