This is the first time a grouping of costume artifacts of this magnitude has traveled from the Museum. The couture pieces span from 1878 through 1996 by designers such as Gianni Versace, Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, Jeanne Lanvin, Charles Frederick Worth, Comme des Garçons, and Charles James.
Curated jointly by Timothy Long, curator of costumes at CHM, and Dr. Valerie Steele, director and chief curator at the Museum at FIT, presents outstanding examples of clothing that reflect dynamic trends in art, history, and fashion.
Chic Chicago will be on display at the Museum at FIT October 13, 2007 – January 5, 2008. It will then travel back to Chicago and be on display at CHM on September 27, 2008. -- www.chicagohs.org