Chicago Gets All Dressed Up for The Apparel Industry’s Little Black Dress Event.

November 23, 2009 • Events


Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art served as the perfect venue for Thursday night's glamorous Little Black Dress Event. Hosted by The Apparel Industry Board Inc. and Little Black Pearl, the LBD Event brought out the city's most style-savvy to celebrate every fashionista's favorite go-to dress. Set up in the airy, simplistic space of the MCA's main floor, the evening's showcase featured little black dresses by 19 Chicago designers. Each dress—shaped, cut, and styled according to the designer's unique vision—was put on display for a silent auction at first, and then brought to life through a runway show and formal auction later in the evening. The runway show included some well known Chicago names as guest models, and with the retail value of the dresses ranging from $100 to $900, many of the designers' fiercely competitive fans fetched great deals throughout the auction. The tone of the evening was lighthearted and fun as guests were able to support local design talent, benefit charity, and still go home happy with their own, one of a kind LBD.

Guests mingled around the lofty space of the MCA before the fashion show

A soothing jazz band entertains the crowd during the silent auction

Dresses on display from labels including Elda de la Rosa Couture, Lily & Migs, and Jermikko

Dresses by Frei Designs (left) and Evil Kitty

A bedazzled design by Elina Couture Designs (left) and a structural piece by Jermikko

Designer Freddie Rocha of Soledad Designs with his LBD

Guest model Whitney Laske shows off a lovely dress by Kreatia

A model features a dress by Evil Kitty for the auction

Guest model Susanna Negovan fants a design by Lily & Migs

A model features a design by Tenille White

Photo Source: Second City Style
-Alia Rajput

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