Searching for Chicago's Next Fashion Star

Hilton hosts 57th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award Show

By KIM PEIFFER
|  Thursday, Sep 27, 2012  |  Updated 12:49 PM CDT
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AKIRA Fall Fashion Show 2012

Emerging designers will battle it out on the runway at the 57th annual Gold Coast Fashion Show.

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Who will be Chicago's next fashion star?

We'll find out September 28 as emerging designers battle for a coveted spot on the runway at the Gold Coast Fashion Awards  at the Hilton Chicago.

Audience members view the designers’ looks and cast a ballot for their favorite. The winner gets the opportunity to show their collection next year at the annual event.

Last year’s winning designer, Fabiola Arias, will open the show with her fall collection andwill present the award to this year's winner.

It all kicks off at 11 a.m. with a cocktail reception at the Hilton, followed by a 12 p.m. luncheon and a fashion presentation at 1 p.m.

The competing designers include  Lyn Devon, Tess Giberson, Wes Gordon, Stacy Lomman, Misha Nonoo, Rolando Santana and Rubin Singer.

Past winners have included Bill Blass, Donna Karan, Anne Klein, famed wedding dress designer Monique Lhullier and Dennis Basso, so you could be looking at the next big thing.

Proceeds for the evening will benefit the Children’s Service Board, an affiliated organization of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Get your tickets here.

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