2010 in Review: Chicago Fashion

From Glamorama to Gaga, Chicago showcased its fashionable swagger.

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Kritikos winning photo was of a model named Ann Marie who has "these gorgeous freckles on her face."
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January: It was all about Lady Gaga when the Victor Hotel hosted a fashion show inspired by the pop superstar's many looks.
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JANUARY: Old school met new school when the Lyric Opera and AKIRA teamed up for a unique fashion mashup.
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FEBRUARY: Sofia Vintage hosted a retro fashion show to a packed crowd at The Underground.
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FEBRUARY: Apparently Gaga fashion was so popular, Lumen jumped into the fray, hosting its own Lady Gaga-inspired show.
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MARCH: 2Sisters walked away with the title in the Battle of the Boutiques at Lumen nightclub.
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MARCH: A swanky dinner party helped christen the new Marc Jacobs Collection store inside the Elysian hotel.
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MARCH: The About Last Night crew got a little stylish at the Jeans for Wishes fashion show and the Chicago Fashion Foundation's scholarship benefit show and competition.
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MARCH: Mad Hatter hotties hit the runway in this Alice and Wonderland-themed fashion show at Lumen.
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MARCH: Cheeky Chicago celebrated its People of Style with a fashion show at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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MARCH: Long-legged South African beauty Candice Swanepoel hit Michigan Avenue's Victoria's Secret store to introduce their newest collection -- The Nakeds,
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APRIL: There were models as far as the eyes could see at Factor Women modeling agency's New Generation of Faces event at the now-defunct Martini Park.
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APRIL: Angelo Kritikos, an Illinois Institute of Art student, won a prestigious W magazine photography contest.
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APRIL: Seven area salons competed in the Hair Wars competition at Enclave, featuring stylists, makeup artists, models, costuming, fashion lines & designers.
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APRIL: The International Academy of Design & Technology hosted its annual student fashion show, IMAGINE 2010.
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APRIL: The Underground turned into an underwater playground for the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea fashion show.
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APRIL: Party of the month? CS Magazine and Mercedes team up to throw a spring fashion bash at the new Wicker Park dealership.
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APRIL: Lady Gaga-style breast plates for the ladies and fishnet-style accessories for the guys were just some of the standout items at AKIRA's spring/summer 2010 fashion runway show.
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MAY: Victoria's Secret supermodel Miranda Kerr blew through the Windy City.
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MAY: Chicago designers pulled out their hottest creations for a shot at reality TV glory.
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MAY: Spring and summer looks took over the runway at the M.GO Fashion Show.
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JUNE: A fashionable crowd got their glam on at the first annual pre-Glamorama bash.
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JUNE: Victoria's Secret models Candice Swanepoel and Behati Prinsloo teamed up with Gordon Beckham of the White Sox and Randy Wells of the Cubs to help promote the retailer's Major League Baseball-themed clothing line.
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JULY: CS Magazine and the Chicago Fashion Incubator teamed up to present the Don Julio Loft, three days of parties in a pop-up venue.
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A fashion show and Shiny Toy Guns concert closed the pop-up loft with a bang.
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JULY: Hundreds of pretty people auditioned for only 42 slots for Macy's Glamorama 2010.
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JULY: Things got hot at the Lacuna Artists Lofts and Studios rooftop for the Miami Nights party.
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JULY: some of the hottest looks of the season were on full display at Lumen nightclub for Phases fashion show and party.
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AUGUST: Factio Magazine hosted the Islands Of the World Fashion Tour 2010.
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AUGUST: The fashionable set flocked to the Peggy Notebart Natural Museum for a show featuring the latest styles from Spanish fashion house Custo-Barcelona.
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AUGUST: Macy's Glamorama held on to its crown as the biggest baddest fashion extravaganza of the year.
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August Wicker Park's Moonshine hosted the Mo' Rockin' Fashion Fest.
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SEPTEMBER: The Chicago version of Fashion's Night Out proved to be even bigger and better this year.
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SEPTEMBER: Galleria Marchetti was transformed into a magical playground for AKIRAs' 7th Annual Garden of Eden Fashion Show.
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OCTOBER: UR SuperModels hosted the Wild Orchid Fashion Show.
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OCTOBER: Hundreds of partygoers hit Cubby Bear for the third annual Fear No Fashion event.
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OCTOBER: Chicago's unofficial fashion week, Fashion Focus Chicago, hosted a number of stylish events, starting with this kickoff party ...
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... the Macy's Incubator Runway Show ...
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... the Mario, Make Me a Model runway show ...
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... Borris Powell's Life of Two Fairies" fashion showk, ...
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... the student designer fashion show "Dress Code" ...
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... and the Design for a Cure runway show.
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NOVEMBER: Latino Fashion Week took over the city and closed out with a glamorous show at Wicker Park's new Mercedes Benz dealership.
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NOVEMBER: Nov Some of Chicago's most stylish men -- and the women who love them -- converged at Fletcher Jones Audi to celebrate the launch of the fall edition of CS Magazine's Men's Book.
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DECEMBER: It was the boys' turn on the catwalk at The Underground, for the "Modern Man Christmas Edition Fashion Show."
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DECEMBER: The Magic Holiday Fashion Show at Evil Olive was the perfect setting for the Do-Division holiday event after party.
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