Emma Batia Arnold, Très Awesome editorial and creative director, is entranced by:
"Charles James: Deconstructed" I just got back from New York Fashion Week where I saw tons of fresh designers and amazing looks. That being said, some of the most beautiful clothes I've seen recently were right here in the Windy City at the exhibition "Charles James: Deconstructed" at the Chicago History Museum. One of the few American designers to create clothes in the tradition of haute couture, James was widely influential and considered one the great designers of his time. James opened his first shop here in Chicago in 1926, and because of this tie to the city the Chicago History Museum has one of the most extensive and representative collections of his work. Catch this exhibition before it closes on April 16; it's not to be missed!