The Chicago History Museum is a fantastic space that celebrates the long and colorful history of the city of Chicago. The building itself is a historical monument in itself, as the institution was first created in 1856. Of course the Great Fire of 1871 destroyed both the original building and most of the museums fine collection. The Chicago History Museum is now celebrating its 150th anniversary. There are some great exhibits that the museum will be holding this year.
One of the Chicago History Museums best collections is that of the costume collection. As one of the best collections of antique clothing in the world, it is no wonder that one of the museums most exciting exhibits will be a long running exhibit featuring the work of the world famous designer Charles James. Charles James was one of the top designers in the world, focusing on working in the tradition of haute couture. Even almost forty years after the fashion icon’s death, James’ fashion remains iconic in the world of designers and high fashion. The designing world is still feeling the impact that James left upon it, his life’s work still having a constant influence on the fashion industry.
The exhibit is titled Charles James: Genius Deconstructed. Genius indeed. Fifteen of the most iconic designs the fashion designed ever produced will be on display. These fashion icons cover a long range of years during the first half of the 20th century – the designs being shown ranging from 1928 all the way through 1958.
Come on down to the Chicago History Museum and take a look at the works of one of the most famous, most influential fashion designers that the world has ever seen. This individuals sole talent changed the fashion world for the better part of century, the after effects of which are still ringing strong.