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Also tonight, "Image Showcase," a one-stop shop for all of your luxury wedding needs. Gowns by local designer Alice Padrul will be highlighted in a fashion show. It's from 6 to 9 at Loft on Lake, 1366 W. Lake. Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 online.
The Modern Wing of the Art Institute is the venue for SAIC's NightWalk 2010, featuring work by SAIC designers as well as alum Gary Graham, who's being presented with the school's "Legend of Fashion" award. The $100 ticket, which includes open bar, noshes, and dessert, benefits student scholarships. It's from 9 to midnight. The next day, Graham meets and greets from 5 to 8 at Robin Richman.
On Monday, food and fashion make nice at Fashion Plates, hosted by the Chicago outpost of Les Dames d’Escoffier International. Six chefs and six designers work together to create coordinating dishes and outfits; attendees eat the (edible) results. Chefs include Carrie Nahabedian of Naha and Randy Zweiban of Province; designers include Abigail Glaum-Lathbury , Tonya Gross, and Michelle Tan. Tickets are $175; proceeds go to culinary school scholarships for women and Green Tables, an initiative to teach children about healthy cooking and gardening. It's at 6 at the Cultural Center.