Walking into The Gentleman’s Cooperative (111 W. Jackson St.) was like stepping into a GQ hosted event with a dapper man at each turn. This was no GQ hosted event though, it was the 2nd annual Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards which was presented by the The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum.
Quenten Schumacher, Peggy Martay, David Mordini and Karen Zupko co-chaired the event that honored Chicago’s premier architect Helmut Jahn for his contributions to the costume collection of the Chicago History Museum. Former E! Fashion police host and Chicago area native George Kotsiopoulos served as celebrity guest judge. Nominees were chosen from the categories of law, architecture and design, sports, advertising. The 2nd annual Chicago Men’s Fashion Awards were presented to Michigan Avenue EIC J.P Anderson for Advertising; Christopher Kent for Architecture and Design; Joshua Blake Carter for Entertainment; Henry Ford Jones for Financial Services, Arthur Hon for Hospitality, Eddie Gordon Jr. for Law, Ben Toledo for Retail. Alex Jovanovich, founder of Dermacare won for Healthcare; Marco Foster for Tech, Adam Robbins for Sports. John Philp Thompson, though not on hand to collect his award personally, was named Overall Best Dressed.
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photo credit: Sean Su | CloudSpotter via Costume Council