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Tuesday evening, the Swarovski Boutique on Michigan Avenue had an extra special sparkle to it as they hosted the unveiling of the exclusive WINDOW INSTALLATION created by students of the Fashion Body and Garment Master’s program mentored by Nick Cave of the School of The Art Institute Chicago.
This party was also in celebration of the upcoming Walk 2012, and Swarovski’s second year supporting the annual fashion show for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Everyone from the art, fashion and philanthropy spheres on the city were there sipping champagne and wine.Dr. Walter Massey addressed guests and thanked Swarovksi for their support and informed guests that The School of Art Institute of Chicago was the 2nd ranked MFA program in the country and they are aiming for the number one spot. Nick Cave mentioned how it was a collaborative between the students and the folks at Swarovski and the creativity and imagination that went into the installation. They look forward to working with Swarovski next year.
Nick Cave graciously took pictures with guests and was so passionate when talking about the talented students and the upcoming fashion show. I hope as you read this you are familiar with Nick Cave, if not do yourself a favor and get familiar, he’s pretty awesome!
Guests mingled freely with each other while browsing the many Swarovski merchandise, Monica from the store won for bubliest(is that a word) of the night because she was just having so much fun interacting with guests. I was so glad I could eat sweets again because they had the most sinfully delicious brownie I’ve had in a while. Amy Creyer had on a really cute dress(Thakoon, i think) and Jena was rocking the Brian Atwood Carla Watersnake Triangle Clutch that’s only available on GILT
Guests at the party included: Nick Cave, Ellen Sandor, Mrs. and Dr. Walter Massey(President SAIC), Amy Creyer(Chicago Street Style), Kelli Zink (CelbTV, Shaun Black, Nikia Jefferson (ChiTown Fashionista), Mark Allen(Neiman Marcus), Brian Willing, Erica Strama(Shops at NorthBridge), Eileen Chambers (Carol Fox & Assoc.) Mel Muoio, Candace Jordan(CandidCandace, Watch312), Bob Faust and Cheryl Pope(, Jennifer Hinkle (Swarovski Comm. Mgr.), Andrea Schwartz(VP Media Relations Macy’s East) and Dr. Steven Stryker, Laura Schwartz, Anthony Ritter, Bradley Dineen, Antoinette Arnold, Charles Hocevar III (Pratesi), Jena Gambacinni, Cheryl Russell, Teri Tkachuk, Debbie Jagel, Liz Irmen, Jaqueline Petit and Julie Mervis(all 3 from Swarovski), Megan Taylor and many others
Laura Schwartz mentioned her birthday is the same day as The Walk so attending the party will be an extra special birthday party
Tickets to the fashion show can be purchased HERE
The WALK 2012 Honoring Cynthia Rowley and Bill Powers Tickets start at $500. To purchase tickets and for further information about THE WALK 2012, call 312.499.4194.
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