Last weekend's annual Art Institute graduate showcase and fundraiser fashion made me cry within the first 10 minutes. Sure, the complimentary VIP-tinis might have been an influence, but the show opened with an inspiring making-of documentary video, followed by a touching tribute to Sue Bonde, Academic Director for the Apparel Department that had me blinking back the floodworks. My eyes cleared up, however, to take a look at the evening's main event: the debut of graduates' senior collections, where I was keeping watch for the names I want to start keeping tabs on. Click over to see my favorite looks of the night.
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