Transgender models highlighted during Chicago Fashion Week show

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CHICAGO — FashionBar will be the host of a runway show featuring transgender models in cooperation with Broadway Youth Center.

From their Eventbrite page:

We believe that fashion is form and function at its most beautiful expression. We believe that form, function and fashion blend beautifully in perfect harmony to help us express who we are as individuals in today’s society. To bring awareness and the importance to the lives of Trans and Gender Non-conforming youth, FashionBar Chicago, in a partnership with Howard Brown Health Clinic, to present nation’s first fashion show featuring all Trans Models. Women’s collections from various leading designers will celebrate the Trans youth community, beautifully showing us their stories and their voice in today’s society. This groundbreaking show, powered by FashionBar Chicago, will take residence at the Administration Building of the famed Spiegel mail-order fashion catalogue. We invite you to join us as we pay homage to this beacon of fashion and trailblazer of distribution and take part in this uniquely Chicago Fashion Experience. Walk the Red Carpet, strike a pose and tell us who you are wearing at our signature Red Carpet Interview before the show. Mingle and connect with fashion influencers at our VIP Cocktail Reception featuring delicious drinks and complimentary hors d’oeuvres an hour before the show begins.

Powered by FashionBar Chicago, this event is part of a week-long lineup of fantastic Fashion Week events as we present The Shows and The Marketplace, a Chicago fashion experience which showcases amazing designers, apparel, and products, giving you fashion, wellness and beauty in uniquely Chicago venues. Love the Fashion. Raise the Bar!

Event Itinerary:

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  • Theme: Trans, Media and Fashion

  • Doors open at 12p

  • Red Carpet and media interviews begin at 12:30p

  • VIP Cocktail Reception opens at 12:30p

  • The Show begins at 1:45p

Tickets range from $10 to $270 and are available through the Eventbrite page. The show will be at the Spiegel Administrative Building, 1010 W. 35th St., in Chicago.

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