‘Chicago: City of Angles' Features Couture Against Landmarks

 - Apr 2, 2009
References: nytimes
You may not consider Illinois a stylish state, but after looking at this editorial, it’s undeniable it serves as a beautiful background to showcase today’s most cutting edge fashions. It might also become your next shopping destination according to The New York Times feature piece titled Chicago: City of Angles.

"Since 1871, when it rose spectacularly after the Great Fire, Chicago has been famous for pioneering architecture — from the steel-frame skyscraper to the flat geometry of the Prairie School to Mies van der Rohe’s clean Minimalism," the New York Times says. "When it comes to cutting-edge fashion, though, the city rarely registered. Lost between the glamorous coasts, it’s been a no-style zone. Until now."

The feature piece includes stunning shots of models in designer brands like Rodarte, Mulberry and Proenza Schouler against Chicago’s most iconic architecture and urban areas including the stairs at West Wacker Drive, Franklin-Orleans Bridge, South Franklin Street, Wabash Avenue, lakefront by North Avenue Beach and the Quincy El Train stop.