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Fashion Wed Sep 14 2011

The Evolution: Fashion Goes Green

For fashion with a twist, don't miss "The Evolution," the ultimate fashion event celebrating "the journey of every woman." This fashion extravaganza, hosted by WCIU-26 personality Art "ChatDaddy" Sims, will showcase designs by several local designers including GOCA Designs, The Double Stitch Twins, Fraley Le and Bouye Designs.

What makes this fashion show different is the "The Green Carpet Fashion Show," a virtual display of designs via a green screen. With this technology, audience members can join in the action by experiencing a live, virtual runway show, with guests getting the chance to join in the action by taking photos against the backdrop of Chicago's skyline. Live runway models are also part of this fashion experience.

In addition to fabulous fashion, a highlight of the show includes the launch of Bougie, a new virtual magazine for the fashion industry, as well as a special guest appearance by the 2011 Mrs. Illinois, Zara Johnson, who is a breast cancer survivor.

The Evolution will be held Thursday, Sept. 29 at Navy Pier, Crystal Gardens Ballroom, 600 E. Grand, from 5pm to 10pm. Tickets are $35; for more information, contact A portion of the proceeds goes to Susan G. Komen Chicago Race for the CureĀ® -Team Zara.

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Valante / September 14, 2011 6:45 PM

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Architecture Tue Nov 03 2015

Paul Goldberger Describes the "Pragmatism and Poetry" of Frank Gehry's Architecture in His New Book

By Nancy Bishop

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger talks about Frank Gehry's life and work in a new book.
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Steve at the Movies Fri Jan 01 2016

Best Feature Films & Documentaries of 2015

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