10:45am - 2:00pm
720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL
Save the date!! The 58th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Award Show benefiting the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. You don’t want to miss it. Our audience has given its award to new designers who have gone on to be American fashion icons. Who you ask? Try Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Jason Wu, Dennis Bass, and Monique Lhullier, to name a few.
The Gold Coast Fashion Award Show is a long standing Chicago tradition hosted by The Children’s Service Board of Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, one of the hospitals most active and successful philanthropic affiliated organizations. The event highlights the most prestigious retailers in Chicago and features a competition segment where the hottest new design talent competes for the coveted Gold Coast Fashion Award all in a fast-paced live runway show.
The 58th Annual Gold Coast Fashion Show is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Hilton Chicago. Last year’s show attracted more than 1,300 guests and raised over $400,000 in net proceeds in support of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Lurie Children’s Hospital.
The show includes individual store-sponsored segments from prestigious Chicago retailers and a competition segment where emerging designers compete for the coveted Gold Coast Fashion Show Award. Guests are treated to fashion through philanthropy as they view a fabulous display of elegant and high-end fashions in an array of categories from sportswear to evening wear.
Fashions from both the designers and retailers are presented in a fast-paced, live runway show. The competition segment opens the show and allows audience members to view the designers’ fashions before casting a ballot for their favorite. The designer who receives the most votes returns the following year to receive the Gold Coast Fashion Award and to present his or her fall collection. It is believed to be the only fashion honor in the country determined by the customer rather than the fashion trade.
About the Organizer
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country by rankings published in U.S. News & World Report and serves as a major regional referral center. Its physicians are on the faculty at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
The new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago opened in June 2012. The 23-story, state-of-the-art hospital is located in downtown Chicago on the campus of our academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design.