Costume Ball Celebrates Charles James Exhibit

Chicago History Museum hosts kickoff gala for new fashion exhibit.

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Moshpix: The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum presented an exclusive preview of its new exhibition Charles James: Genius Deconstructed. A who's who of Chicago's social set attended the gala, which celebrated the work of the fashion icon, often credited as being America's first couturier. James grew up in Chicago before heading to New York to make his name. The collection will be at the museum through April 16‚ 2012.
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Ebony/Jet in the house. Linda Johnson Rice (center) and Desiree Rogers (right).
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Acclaimed international couturier Ralph Rucci was presented with an Award for Design Excellence.
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