Chicago's fashionistas and fashionistos donned their designer duds for an exclusive peek at the Chicago History Museum's latest sartorial extravaganza, Charles James: Genius Deconstructed. Curator Timothy Long hobnobbed with designers Wes Gordon and Ralph Rucci, who swept into town to receive an award from the museum's costume council. Pop open a bottle of Dom Pérignon and browse our photos below.


Photography: James Trevenen