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Fashion Follows Interiors- A "Mad Men" Event: Fashion Focus Chicago

Christy Collins Designs & Co and Laura Elvis

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM (CDT)

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Collins Designs & Co. and a Laura Elvis Events:

Fashion Follows Interiors: A "Mad Men" Event

Eleven selected Designers will create a Mad Men inspired garment for début from interior design materials in participation with Fashion Focus Chicago's 8th Annual.

This much anticipated event of 400+ will be raising awarded monies and student scholarships for the  NEWH (National Education Hospitality Design Industry) through a deconstructed runway contest between 11 participates using Interior Design products from our great Chicago Merchandise Mart to create a 1960's inspired garment. These garments will be debuted the night of the event while you enjoy cocktails, h'orderves and the sounds of Elisa Hunt (songs of Ella Fitzgerald) and a guest DJ with elegant 60's interpretation at the historic Blackstone Hotel ballroom and gallery.

The attire and overall tone is chic, cocktail-retro as we'll have photographers roaming the party after a "red carpet" entrance and nothing less than a vintage car and Hollywood flavor line-up at the entrance steps.

You can find our play-by-play information and inspirational dialogue at:

http://www.facebook.com/Chicago1960MadMenEventFashionFocusWeek2012 page as we unfold many more exciting, fabulous and mod delights to come!


As a Senior Interior Designer and Manager of Hospitality projects for over ten years, Christy Collins of Collins Designs & Co. look to many outlets of inspiration, but has always said: "Interiors' follow fashion", and for one night only they plan on reversing that in an effort to support and inspire the Fashion Industry during Chicago Fashion Focus week.

Diary of Events:

6:00 - "Rolling out the red carpet", welcome cocktails!

6:00-11:00 - Live performances by Elisa Hunt, guest DJ Nikki, sip and aperitif, Silent Auction, Contestant Garment Auction, Christian Dior draw, Blogger's lounge by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, photo booth, Guest "Mad Man" and Host. Specialty drinks and dessert features.

8:00 - Designer Debut, Model Presentation begins

9:00 - Special performance presented by Untitled -  Time to kick up our heels!

10:00-11:00 - Designer Award Overture, Silent Auction Closes, Event bags.

The End (11 o'clock)

Party continues at The Dana Hotel Chicago


General Admission: "The Kennedys" $40

Student Admission: "The Pan Am" $35 (must present current student ID and be 21+)

Sponsorship Admission: "The Apartment" $500 (1 designer, 2 support team and 2 sponsor tickets included)

At the Door entry: "The Twilight Zone" $45

"If you want to be a Mad Man, you've got to learn to pitch like Don Draper."

Christy Collins- President and Lead Designer -Collins Designs & Co.

Laura Elvis- Executive Creative Director

Have questions about Fashion Follows Interiors- A "Mad Men" Event: Fashion Focus Chicago? Contact Christy Collins Designs & Co and Laura Elvis

When & Where

The Blackstone Hotel
636 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:00 PM - Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 PM (CDT)

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