Christian and Nena at a Columbia College Chicago event
By now you know I have been fortunate to work with many, many fashion designers and other fashion personalities over the years….my last in store designer, actually on the very day of my retirement from Saks Fifth Avenue, Chicago, was the Uber talented creator, Christian Siriano!
I knew from the first time I saw him on Project Runway he would become a superstar and he has gone beyond my expectations!!! Not only is he super talented but also s delightful gentleman!
And guess what you have the opportunity to meet Christian at a very special Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum event in honor of the Presidents’ Council Award on Thursday, October 12th at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
One of the many things I adore about him is that he wants to dress all women beautifully no matter their size…what a concept..don’t you agree!!
I’m beyond thrilled for all his success and look forward to his next ventures…..here is how you can learn more about him and join the event…do it!!!!!
Join the Costume Council as we present the third Presidents’ Circle Award to noted designer Christian Siriano. The afternoon will feature a luncheon
and an interview with Mr. Siriano.
PRESIDENTS’ CIRCLE AWARD LUNCHEON
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
120 E Delaware PlGet Tickets to Luncheon
11:00 a.m. | Champagne reception with Christian Siriano
12:00 p.m. | Luncheon
12:45 p.m. | Interview with Christian Siriano
Seated Luncheon and Raffle • Luncheon Attire • Valet Parking Available
EVENT CHAIRS | Pamella Capitanini & David Mordini
LUNCHEON HOSTESSES | Tina Gravel, Rose Kallas & Dusty Stemer
TABLE SPONSOR LEVELS
PEONY SPONSOR $5,000 | Front row center table seating for 10 guests*
DAFFODIL SPONSOR $4,500 | Second row center table seating for 10 guests*
TULIP SPONSOR $3,500 | Table seating for 10 guests*
HOST TICKET | $500
NEWLY LOWERED PRICE
INDIVIDUAL TICKET | $275
Thanks to generous underwriting, we are fortunate to be
able to offer our last bloc of tickets at the reduced price of $275.
*Includes acknowledgement in program
ORCHID SPONSOR $5,000 | Includes two front row tickets, two signed copies of Dresses to Dream About, and designer package including
Fumee Claire gift and exclusive makeup samples*
ROSE SPONSOR $1,500 | Includes two front row tickets and
two signed copies of Dresses to Dream About*
LILY SPONSOR $1,000 | Includes two front row tickets and
one signed copy of Dresses to Dream About*
*Includes premiere logo/listing in event program and registration site
ABOUT CHRISTIAN SIRIANO
Award-winning CFDA designer Christian Siriano has established himself as a tour de force in the fashion world since launching his eponymous collection in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Siriano’s designs have been worn by today’s biggest stars including current FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden, former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Julianne Moore, Lady Gaga, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Porter, Cardi B, Whoopi Goldberg, Julia Roberts, and Jennifer Coolidge, to name but a few.
With nearly two decades of fashion experience under his belt, the Siriano design studio continues to celebrate beauty and diversity in this ever-changing fashion industry. As a result, Christian’s work has been featured in a multitude of prestigious museum exhibits including his first ever solo work retrospective titled “Christian Siriano: People Are People” at SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) from October 2021-2022, Kensington Palace’s largest exhibition to date (currently on view) titled “Crown to Couture,” and The MET Costume Institute where he broke a Met Gala record for having three separate looks featured in the 2021 exhibit “In America: A Lexicon.” Christian himself was also named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018 for his leading contributions to body diversity on the runway and red carpet, was a member of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 class of 2015, and was the youngest person to ever appear on Crain’s “40 Under 40” list at age 24.
Apart from his thriving fashion empire, Christian added interior designer (Siriano Interiors) and best-selling author (Dresses to Dream About and Dresses to Dream About: Deluxe Edition) to his impressive list of credits in 2021 and 2017, respectively. He’s also currently serving as host and mentor for Season 20 of the iconic Bravo hit series, Project Runway. This Fall will mark the brand’s 15 year anniversary.
“The Presidents’ Circle Award is given to designers who are not only making an indelible mark on today’s fashion world, but who are also promoting inclusivity and kindness toward others. It is our honor to celebrate Mr. Siriano’s history-making record of talent, inclusion, and creativity.”
— KAREN PETERS | First Vice President, Programs
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
ORCHID SPONSORS ($5,000)
Richard and Diane Weinberg
ROSE SPONSORS ($1,500)
Barb and Keith Kizziah
LILY SPONSORS ($1,000)
Bon and Holly French
PEONY SPONSORS ($5,000)
Pamella and Alfredo Capitanini
TULIP SPONSORS ($3,500)