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Women Of Style 2020: Lauren Buxbaum Gordon Is Designing The Future

By J.P. Anderson | September 30, 2020 | People

Style is a state of mind and fashion a means of expression, which is all the more important in our rapidly changing world. We check in with Chicago's sartorial stars for some words of wisdom.


The most amazing thing to happen since I became a Woman of Style in 2013 was... becoming a mom.

My big news is... after 17 years I’m now a partner at Nate Berkus Associates, where I was basically born and raised.

This year has taught me... I always knew family is everything, but I wouldn’t be in one piece without them—especially my kids, who always make me laugh, and always when it’s most needed.

I never expected that... I would marry my best friend. Life is funny that way, isn’t it?

What I’m most passionate about right now is… my job. Having a creative outlet is the best medicine.

In 2020, style is all about... quick and easy. I’ve invested in a handful of dresses that I love and that are interesting and don’t require a ton of effort. I can throw them on five minutes before a Zoom meeting and feel put together.

My favorite designers of the moment are… Chanel, Johanna Ortiz, Victoria Beckham and Zimmermann, to name a few.

I am supporting my local community by... shopping locally and supporting small businesses; purchasing gift cards from my regular technicians and stylists, and making donations to support our schools.

My hope for the future is... that we can come out of this pandemic feeling more inspired, informed and empathetic.

Photography by: Jeremy Bustos