Liz Spurlock used her artistic talents to paint Blackhawks logos on her Converse All-Stars and wore them to school. Reaction to the 15-year-old Wheaton North High School freshman’s footwear was so popular, she created the Facebook page Kustom Team Kicks, which has begun to sell an extremely limited quantity of the shoes.
The greatest designer you’ve probably never heard of — Charles James — is about to be introduced to a new generation of fashion fans.
James, whose turbulent career stretched from his 1927 start in Chicago until his 1978 death in New York City, is the focus of a new exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Running May 8-Aug. 10, “Charles James: Beyond Fashion” is taking up residence in the new Anna Wintour Costume Center within the Met’s Costume Institute and extends to galleries on the museum’s first floor.
I was lucky to see an exhibit of his amazing work at the Chicago History Museum. It is a must-see!!