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Expo Chicago attracts a stylish crowd

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Amanda Abernathy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago greeted visitors at the entrance. Her hair coordinated perfectly with her dress. - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Amanda Abernathy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago greeted visitors at the entrance. Her hair coordinated perfectly with her dress.

Aside from being a smorgasbord of contemporary art from around the globe, Expo is also where some of the world's most stylish artists, gallery owners, curators, and writers congregate to discuss and collect artworks (or, you know, party) for four days straight at Navy Pier.

There was a lot of black and a lot of chic eyewear, but many folks put their own spin on those gallery-fashion staples.

Ajia Alfred - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Ajia Alfred

Anne Kaplan (left), in a gorgeous pleated dress with gym shoes, and Sara Albrecht - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Anne Kaplan (left), in a gorgeous pleated dress with gym shoes, and Sara Albrecht

Katie Block (left) and Lisa Tung sport some of the best glasses at the fair. - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Katie Block (left) and Lisa Tung sport some of the best glasses at the fair.

Pleats make another appearance in local artist Renee Robbins's dress. - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Pleats make another appearance in local artist Renee Robbins's dress.

Jacob O'Leary in a camo jacket that stood out from the crowd - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Jacob O'Leary in a camo jacket that stood out from the crowd

Laura Attanasio (left) and Sarah Miltenberger of König Galerie look effortlessly chic in black and white. - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Laura Attanasio (left) and Sarah Miltenberger of König Galerie look effortlessly chic in black and white.

Pepe Mar (left) and Danny Baez - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Pepe Mar (left) and Danny Baez

A close-up of Danny Baez's rings - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • A close-up of Danny Baez's rings

Gallery Momo owner Monna Mokoena, Jeffreen Hayes, and Rehema Barber at Mokoena's booth - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • Gallery Momo owner Monna Mokoena, Jeffreen Hayes, and Rehema Barber at Mokoena's booth

And since this is a contemporary art event, black made several appearances, including here at Love Stream #2 by Randy Polumbo, a vintage AirStream trailer parked outside the festival hall. - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • And since this is a contemporary art event, black made several appearances, including here at Love Stream #2 by Randy Polumbo, a vintage AirStream trailer parked outside the festival hall.

More black at the Carpenters Workshop booth - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • More black at the Carpenters Workshop booth

All-black outfits once more - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • All-black outfits once more

And another all-black outfit makes an appearance at Sabina Ott's installation Because Mountains Were So High. - DANIELLE A. SCRUGGS
  • Danielle A. Scruggs
  • And another all-black outfit makes an appearance at Sabina Ott's installation Because Mountains Were So High.



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