On Friday, October 21, the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum celebrated the opening of Making Mainbocher: The First American Couturier. The exhibition examines the life and work of Chicago-born Main Rousseu Bocher, who went on to found a couture house under the name Mainbocher.

More than 200 guests were treated to a six-course, French-inspired meal catered by Jewell Events, exclusive silent auction, and exclusive viewing of the exhibition. Sponsored by the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, presenting sponsor Liz Stiffel, and lead corporate sponsor Luvanis, funds raised during the evening will support the preservation and documentation of the costume collection of the Chicago History Museum. Co-chairs for the evening were Nancy Connelly, Marci Holzer, and Mary Shearson.

Learn more about Making Mainbocher.