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It was a time when people tended to stick to stores in their neighborhoods for the sartorial necessities."Marshall Field's and going downtown was reserved for something special," says Klatt. "People really took pride in their clothes . . . .you’d see a lot of Sunday outfits, since people tended to take photos more on special occasions."
For her next book, she hopes to continue the story, perhaps focusing on the influence of Marshall Field's in the 50s and touching on designers who got their start in Chicago, although most found fame elsewhere. "Halston got started here doing hats and left. Lots of people got their feet wet here but didn’t really stick around."
Klatt will sign copies of the book on Friday, September 24, from 5:30 to 8 at Knit 1 Chicago, 3823 N. Lincoln.