Co-chairs Marit Bohbot, Courtney Hopkins and Blythe Lee and 150 stylish guests honored Carolina Herrera at the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum’s annual event May 15 at The Casino Club (195 E. Delaware). Though unable to attend herself, the designer’s daughter Patricia Lansing and President of Carolina Herrera Emilie Rubinfeld accepted the award, which recognized her contributions to and legacy in the fashion world, most notably dressing first ladies like Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Michelle Obama. The gala raised $30,000 in support of the Costume Council’s mission to preserve the Chicago History Museum’s costume collection.
Set the date: Get your fashion fix at the Chicago History Museum’s “Making Mainbocher” exhibition — which pays homage to the late designer Main Rousseau Bocher — through August 20. For tickets ($16), visit
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