ChicChicago, held at the Chicago History Museum 2008 – 2009, pulled from their great store of costumes dating back to the eighteenth century to present a timeline of fashion history.
Chic Chicago Behind the Scenes
This video goes through all the various aspects of creating the exhibition of garments from the 1860s to the present. Each garment was worn by a Chicago woman.
“FashioNext is an ongoing, ground-breaking fashion design competition featuring established Chicago designers. Participants are challenged to design garments inspired by select pieces from the costume collection of the Chicago History Museum.”
“In its second year, FashioNext participants face a new challenge. In conjunction with the exhibition I Do! Chicago Ties the Knot, designers created wedding gowns constructed solely with fabric provided by Brentano, a Chicago-based interior design textile company. ” from ChicagoHistoryMuseum
This next video is part one of three. You can meet each of the designers and more. You can find parts two and three on YouTube or click through here on Fashionnation1on1.
In part two of three, go into the designers’ workrooms and meet the owner of the textile firm Brentano.
In part three, see the realized pieces being modeled and discussed. Meet some of the judges and hear their analysis and commentary.
And the winner is >…>…>…> You can find the videos on the LinksList under Museum