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Hi everyone! Bridget Halanski here from Factor Model Management, here to share something great with you! Are you the fashion forward person in your group of friends? Check out this great event we have coming up next week!

SAIC Fashion 2014

Have plans next Friday (May 2nd) and want to see some talented girls and guys in action? Come show your support for the School of the Art Institute’s Annual Fashion Show as they display the works of their fashion design students! The shows take place at Millennium Park and you will see handmade garments from the sophomore, junior, and senior class. Over fifty models are booked through Factor, so there is never a dull moment on the runway! Take a WALK on the creative side . . . there are 4 shows throughout the day that you can catch! Purchase tickets on

Honoring Legend of Fashion Nick Cave

Celebrate 80 years of innovation at Fashion 2014’s THE WALK, SAIC’s annual fashion show gala supporting student scholarships.

Performance artist, fashion influencer, and SAIC educator Nick Cave will be presented with the Legend of Fashion Award. Additionally, THE WALK will feature the debut of Cave’s three-part, layered, multimedia performance of “dismantled style, deep ritual, and street ruff”—a new hybrid appearing in suspense and truth. SAIC also welcomes Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago Curator Naomi Beckwith as emcee.

THE WALK will showcase its electrifying runway show that incorporates techniques from sculpture, performance, design, technology, architecture, and installation to create one-of-a-kind looks. Get a front-row seat to the unfolding action. Visit the Fashion 2014 website for event info and a look behind the scenes as students prepare their cutting-edge collections.

Previous Legend of Fashion honorees at THE WALK have included award-winning designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte and SAIC alumnae Cynthia Rowley and Maria Pinto.

Friday, May 2, 5:30 p.m.
Millennium Park
Chase Promenade North
201 E. Randolph St.

5:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

6:30 p.m.
Fashion Show with Special Performance by Nick Cave

7:45 p.m.
Strolling Dinner on Harris Theatre’s Rooftop Terrace

Bridget Halanski is a licensed talent agent with Factor Model Management, representing over 100 Runway models based both here in Chicago and other major US Markets. She books these men and women for fashion shows and live events all over the world. If you have been to a fashion show in the Chicagoland area, you have probably seen some of Bridget’s models on the catwalk!

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