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News flash: Gays impact fashion (Fierce!)
C’mon, the straight guys on “Project Runway” don’t really have a chance. Need proof? Catch a special program profiling the history of gay fashion influence this Thursday at the Chicago History Museum. “Closets Are for Clothes” will look at the lives of gay and lesbian fashion designers, from Marc Jacobs to Christian Dior. The event also will showcase how fashion has marked sexual identity in American culture.
The evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and exhibit viewing, followed by the program at 6:30, at the Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark. An after-party will be held at the Kit Kat Lounge, 3700 N. Halsted, beginning at 8. Tickets are $12, which includes general museum admission, a 20 percent discount on food at Kit Kat and $5 cocktails.
The special event is being held in conjunction with the CHMs current exhibit Chic Chicago: Couture Treasures from the Chicago History Museum, running through July 26.