Je suis une frizzy haired disaster area - no thanks to this rain and wind. My umbrella turned inside out three times and my legs are FREEZING. Needless to say, commuter fashion photographs are not happening today. Unless, of course, I take pictures of the my damp and chilly self.
I need a hot chocolate and a hair and makeup team ASAP.
The only thing that might make this day more palatable is couture fashion. Tonight, at the Chicago History Museum, is Dress Code. This annual student fashion show features the best and the brightest of collegiate Chicago fashion (including one of my former students!). This year, the designers created garments based on the American couture designer Charles James.
James, an amazingly tortured and talented designer, is being highlighted with an exhibition of his work at the Chicago History Museum. His pieces are an illustration of perfect craftsmanship and a focus on tailoring and couture techniques (Have I mentioned that he is one of my favorites?).
So, brave the rain and head over to the Chicago History Museum tonight. Your $20 ticket will purchase a night of student fashion and a taste of the exquisite detailing that is Charles James.
*Pictured above is a Charles James dress, photographed by Cecil Beaton.