Dressed to Impress

| December 1, 2011 | Parties National

THE PARTY The Bridgeport Art Center set the stage for this year’s weekend-long Italian Expo Renaissance. THE PLAYERS Local emerging designers showcased current collections during a fashion competition in front of a panel of 12 judges, which included Kasia Koniar, Tina Weller, Diego Rocha, Graham Kostic and Elise Bergman. Alma Wieser of Renovar was awarded the first place prize—a trip to Italy for Milan’s 2012 Fashion Week. THE SCENE During the fashion-focused affair, guests were also treated to cooking demos by top Italian chefs and gourmet wine and food tastings from Chicago’s beloved Italian restaurants. And, since nobody knows cars better than the Italians, the event set the stage for the U.S. unveiling of the new Lamborghini Aventador. Photography by Matthew Stephen Photography



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