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When: Mondays-Sundays. Continues through July 26 2009

Subtitled Couture Treasures From the Chicago History Museum, this exhibit, made up of more than 50 dresses, gowns, and suits from the museum's couture collection, posits that "Chicago women of style" set out to make the city something more than "hog butcher to the world." Gilded-age gowns by French couturier Emile Pingat and chic pieces by Chanel and Versace share the space with work by Chicago native Main Rousseau Bocher, aka Mainbocher, who designed Wallis Simpson's wedding gown and trousseau, and Lucy Duff Gordon, aka Lucile, a Titanic survivor credited with training the first fashion models and staging the first catwalk style shows. The museum offers a first look at the exhibit with a fund-raising reception Thu 9/25, 6;30 PM, 312-799-2116, $225.

Price: $12-$14, free Mon


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