Fashion Columbia 2009. Columbia College Chicago Fashion Week

Fashion Columbia 2009, Reginald Ilagan Design, Photo: Bob Kusel

On Tuesday Michelle Alegria of ABC’s 190 North (Columbia College alumnus) and Susanna Negovan, editor in chief of Michigan Avenue magazine hosted Fashion Columbia 2009: The Best Of Ready To Wear at the Harold Washington Library Winter Garden.

Proceeds from the fashion show and lunch benefited the Nena Ivon Scholarship Fund for fashion design and fashion retail management. Fashion Columbia is an annual juried fashion show that showcases the senior collections of 13 fashion design students. Students are selected by a group of Chicago’s leading fashion industry professionals.


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Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a patron's party on monday. Columbia College alumnus and WGN’s Entertainment/Critic Reporter Dean Richards hosted and Columbia College alumnus and local fashion designer Anna Fong gave a fashion preview at this cocktail party.

Anna Fong Fall 09 – That's zipper detail at the waist on the dress!

Terri Stevens (a Columbia graduate) and Steven Rosenberg from Project Runway, and Anna Fong at the Saks Patron's Party

The fashion week is not over at Columbia College! On Friday, May 15 a new tradition, LAUNCH will begin as part of college’s Manifest urban arts festival. LAUNCH is a runway fashion show that features the work of the college’s graduating fashion design and fashion retail management students.

LAUNCH will be held at 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd Floor. The matinee show begins at 1 p.m. and the evening show will start at 5:30 p.m. Both shows are free and open to the public; however reservations are required. To reserve a seat call Columbia Ticket Center 312.369.6600 or visit



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