Silky gowns, tailored skirt suits and beaded evening dresses filled The Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark) Oct. 21 at the gala celebrating Chicago-born American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher. At the event — co-chaired by Nancy Connelly, Marci Holzer and Mary Shearson — Costume Council curator Petra Slinkard gave a keynote presentation on the collection, while guests browsed the garments, photographs and fashion illustrations. Later, partygoers dined on a five-course, French-inspired feast from Jewell Events and danced to the beats of DJ Jena Nixon. The proceeds raised benefit the Costume Council and the Costume Collection at The Chicago History Museum.
Photos by Robert Carl