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CODE CHIC | Art Institute of Chicago Runway Fashion Show May 8

THE SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUE OF CHICAGO PRESENTS ANNUAL RUNWAY SHOW, FASHION 2015, MAY 8 Fashion Critic Diane Pernet to Receive SAIC Legend of Fashion Award at Annual Benefit, THE WALK, in Millennium Park The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), one of the nation’s leading art and design schools, is thrilled to announce the 81st edition of its annual runway show, Fashion 2015. Presented Friday, May 8 three times throughout the day at Millennium Park’s Chase Promenade, Fashion 2015 will culminate with THE WALK, SAIC’s annual benefit supporting the production of student work and scholarships. This year, world-renowned fashion critic, journalist and filmmaker, Diane Pernet will receive SAIC’s 2015 Legend of Fashion award at THE WALK. Tickets for Fashion 2015 and THE WALK are available at Fashion 2015 is an electrifying runway show featuring more than 200 original garments created by undergraduate students in SAIC’s internationally renowned Fashion Design program, which boasts such distinguished alumni as Halston, Cynthia Rowley, Maria Pinto and Gary Graham. Students and faculty work together to create a truly professional fashion runway show—stunning design, intriguing soundscapes, exquisite garments and cutting-edge looks—by incorporating and combining techniques across various disciplines including sculpture, performance, design, architecture and installation. Seniors in SAIC’s acclaimed Department of Fashion Design will showcase complete collections of five looks, juniors will show a three-look collection and sophomores will present one avant-garde look.

“In this exciting year leading up to the school’s 150th anniversary, we are pleased to present the most cutting-edge designs from the talented students in our Fashion Design department,” said SAIC president Walter E. Massey. “Not only will Fashion 2015 showcase the work of our young designers, the show’s production will bring together other departments—including architecture, photography and journalism—in a way that reflects the collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature of the arts today.” For more information about this special event, visit

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