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Chicago History Museum and Brentano Sponsor Design Competition

lastest updates + designers' sketches »02.03.2009

Fashion with Brentano fabrics

When the Chicago History Museum decided to sponsor a fashion design competition built around the Chic Chicago exhibition of couture garments, they turned to Brentano - an innovative creator of interior design textiles - to provide the fabrics. Brentano and the Museum decided the competition would not only challenge the designers to use materials differently, but would also create a unique opportunity to fuse fashion and interior design.

Initially, five dresses were selected from the Chic Chicago exhibition to serve as inspiration pieces. Each designer submitted sketches, complete with Brentano fabric samples, to the panel of judges. Judges have determined which three dresses will be fully brought to life using Brentano fabrics, and the winning garment will be announced at the FashioNext finale event held on April 17, 2009.

Tickets for the FashioNext finale party can be purchased from the Chicago History Museum. The leading design will win a place in history as a permanent part of the Museum's acclaimed costume collection, and will be displayed as part of the Chic Chicago exhibition until its closure on July 26, 2009.

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