by David Cohen

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) presents the 76th annual fashion show, FASHION 2010, Friday, May 7. For the first time in its storied history, the fashion show takes place in the critically acclaimed Renzo Piano-designed Griffin Court of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Modern Wing (159 East Monroe Avenue). This marks the return of SAIC’s annual fashion show to the Art Institute of Chicago for the first time in 15 years. Fashion and art lovers from across the nation will have the opportunity to enjoy a spectacular runway show featuring cutting-edge garments by the next generation of up-and-coming designers, presented against the backdrop of Renzo Piano’s stunning architecture.

The 7 p.m. show is part of SAIC’s annual gala scholarship benefit, THE WALK 2010, which begins with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and concludes with an elegant post-show dinner in Terzo Piano at 8 p.m. Tickets to THE WALK 2010 start at $500 and are available now. Call 312.899.1439 for tickets.

Night Walk 2010 is a new late-night fashion party from 9 p.m.-midnight, with a standing-room-only “Best of Show” runway presentation at 10 p.m. featuring 10 designs by SAIC Legend of Fashion honoree Gary Graham (SAIC BFA 1992). NightWalk includes an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert. Tickets to NightWalk 2010 are on sale now, priced at $100 and available online only via

For more information about tickets to Night Walk 2010, call 312.899.7484. Night Walk tickets are only available for purchase online, at



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