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Hyde Park Art Center Gala showcases south-side art-world style

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Street View is a fashion series in which Isa Giallorenzo spotlights some of the coolest styles seen in Chicago.

Dana Bassett - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Dana Bassett

"My styling process was like, 'Oh no, it's almost time to leave!'" cracks Dana Bassett, spotted at the Hyde Park Art Center gala in a frock by French designer Manoush. "Part of the reason I love this dress so much is because it's so vibrant on its own, it doesn't need much added to it," says Bassett, the development director for the Artists' Cooperative Residency and Exhibitions Project (ACRE) and a producer of the long-running art podcast Bad at Sports as well as Bad at Sports Center, a Wednesday-morning show on Lumpen Radio (105.5 FM). She topped off her look with a few statement accessories, including a clutch inherited from her grandmother, one of Bassett's strongest style inspirations. "She was the quintessential New York-to-Miami-transplant golden girl, and she definitely dressed the part. Lots of gold, sequins, glitter, and patterns." And the feather headpiece? It was gifted to her as she entered the party. "The color matched my dress perfectly," she says, "so I just threw it in my hair."

See more stylish HPAC Gala attendees below.
Artist Shani Crowe, who uses hair braiding as her medium - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Artist Shani Crowe, who uses hair braiding as her medium

Shani thrifted most of the pieces she was wearing, and did the hair art herself. - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Shani thrifted most of the pieces she was wearing, and did the hair art herself.

Raquel Monroe - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Raquel Monroe

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Aniysa Alexander, a member of the Beauty Breaks collective - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Aniysa Alexander, a member of the Beauty Breaks collective

Aniysa's collective promotes free and open-to-the-public workshops focused on black femininities. - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Aniysa's collective promotes free and open-to-the-public workshops focused on black femininities.

Activist and artist Jenny Kendler, whose work focuses on environmental issues - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Activist and artist Jenny Kendler, whose work focuses on environmental issues

Jenny is a proponent of secondhand garments. She thrifts most of the pieces in her wardrobe. - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Jenny is a proponent of secondhand garments. She thrifts most of the pieces in her wardrobe.

Sevy Perez - ISA GIALLORENZO
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  • Sevy Perez

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More street style in the Chicago Looks blog.

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