Making Mainbocher — The First American Couturier
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Additional Info Join Fashion Group International of Chicago at the Chicago History Museum in an exclusive guided tour, with Making Mainbocher exhibit curator, Petra Slinkard. Chicago-born Mainbocher (1890–1976) established a fashion empire serving royalty, Broadway icons, and the social elite. Raised in a modest home on the city’s West Side, he leveraged his passion for the arts to become a tastemaker of twentieth-century style. His acclaimed designs include the wedding dress for the Duchess of Windsor in 1937 and a corseted style that anticipated Christian Dior’s New Look. #FGIChicago #MakingMainbocher
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