Thursday, October 1 at 12:00 p.m.
$10 members (Series of 8: $70) · $20 non-members (Series of 8: $150)
Online via Zoom · In English
12:00 p.m. (Chicago), 1:00 p.m. (New York) and 7:00 p.m. (Paris)
Please note: For VIP "La Française" ticket holders, Champagne must be picked at the Alliance Française, 810 N. Dearborn St., during our business hours.
What does “chic” mean to you?
What are the components of your dress code? Is your wardrobe locally sourced, upcycled or branded? Do you trend normcore or athleisure? Do you wear vêtement, frocks, threads… or accoutrement?
Join us on Thursdays starting October 1st when we bring together a team of fashion visionnaries from Paris, New York and Chicago to address the seismic changes going through the world of couture. Our panel will be both forum and feast for the fashion-starved... so get ready to strike a pose!
First come and meet our guests speakers at a round table where they explore the meaning of chic. Come back to listen to them about their area of expertise
Fashion Historian Laurent Cotta on Transatlantic Glamour; author and precious stones merchant Patrizia Di Carrobio on jewellery; curator Gloria Groom on fashion at the museum in conversation with Alexander Aubry; the Young Emperors on the art of influence; curator Rachel Fenderson on Jay Jaxon, an American designer in Paris; supermodel Veronica Webb in conversaiton with French couturiere Sophie Theallet; and reporter Nan Devitt on Fashion TV.
This series is curated by Alexander Aubry; Patrizia di Carrobio; and Aimée Laberge – in partnership with the Fashion Resource Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
Free admission for this program is offered to students in Fashion Studies at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. This project is partially supported by a CityArts Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events.
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