Retrospect vintage modern fashion chicago
Sally Schwartz, Founder of Image Pilots and Randolph Street Market, is thrilled to introduce a new venture, RETROSPECTvintage modern fashion chicago! With events beginning on Thursday May 2 at the Music Box Theater through Sunday May 5 at the Chicago History Museum, the reason d’etre is the RETROSPECTVINTAGE FASHION MARKET on Friday May 3 from 5pm-10pm and Saturday May 4 from 10am-6pm.
RETROSPECT VINTAGE FASHION MARKET will be held at 2260 South Grove Street on the Chicago River, just west of Chinatown. Sponsored by Leslie Hindman Auctioneerswith their Director of Luxury Accessories and Couture, Timothy Long, Media partners Modern Luxury/CS and Michigan Avenue Magazineand Luxe Bloom.
This high-end fashion event is being directed by two curators, one from Los Angeles and one based on the East Coast (New York City and Europe!) who are hand picking the FIFTY(50!) fabulous dealers and it will feature the most gorgeous, beautifully preserved clothing for women, men, and even children, jewelry, handbags, shoes, wearable accessories, textiles and notions from the 1890s to 1990s. This exciting unique event will cater to the discriminating Chicago collectors and vintage fashion enthusiasts.
The evening event, of course there will be bites and bubbles, will benefit The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum and will feature a fashion show, produced by RETROSPECT’S Ambassador Historian and MC, Nena Ivon, with Chicago’s vintage loving Influencers wearing their own vintage looks augmented with picks from the unique participating vendors…a forward thinking presentation featuring the past with a twist…way too much fun!
And wait there is more….the legendary Music Box Theatreis partnering with RETROSPECT on Thursday, May 2 and will be screening the perfect fashion film, FUNNY FACE, starring Fred Astaire, with his one of a kind style, and Audrey Hepburn, wearing a wardrobe by Hubert de Givenchy. Pure glamour, pure Hollywood and a perfect accompaniment to our vintage market.
A quote from Nena, “Our local fashionable set, on the whole, are more intellectual than most any other place and more discerning. Chicago fashion hunters are well heeled and well hatted, creative, unique, and deadly serious about adorning themselves. Chicago is a different realm altogether and RETROSPECTreflects this.”
Chicago is eager for a new adventure in vintage, RETROSPECTvintage modern fashion chicago is that adventure!!!!
***HELD AT A NEW VENUE JUST WEST OF CHINATOWN, MUSEUM CAMPUS & LAKE SHORE DRIVE***
2260 S. Grove at the foot of I90/94/290/55
**COMPLIMENTARY ONSITE PARKING**
For further information and to purchase tickets [email protected] and visit us at www.RETROSPECTchicago.com and our Instagram @RETROSPECTchicago And mark your calendars for the Fall RETROSPECT event November 1 and 2.
Retrospect weekend events and tickets information
Thurs May 2 – 7pm-10pm
RETROSPECT WEEKEND PRESENTS FUNNY FACE AT THE MUSIC BOX
Come dressed in your vintage best to Chicago’s oldest movie house the MUSIC BOX THEATREfor an exclusive showing of the 1957 Stanley Donnen directed movie “Funny Face”! A night at the movies with your friends from the Randolph Street Market and RETROSPECTvintage modern fashion will be just what the style doctor ordered! The evening will open with a brief panel discussion led by noted and witty Chicago fashion historian Nena Ivon and friends. “Funny Face” features Fred Astaire as fashion photographer Dick Avery, who is sent out by his female boss Maggie Prescott (Kay Thompson) to find a “new face”. It doesn’t take Dick long to discover Jo (Audrey Hepburn), an owlish Greenwich Village bookstore clerk. Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and with the help of an extensive wardrobe by Hubert de Givenchy transforms Jo from waif to supermodel. A classic for all lovers of movies and fashion! And following the movie, join us in the cafe for further discussion, drinks and coffee available for purchase. Hope you can join your new and old friends at this raucus and fun evening!!
$12 per person PURCHASED at musicboxtheatre.com
Fri May 3 – 5pm-7pm
RETROSPECT fiRst look benefit shopping foR costume council of the chicago histoRy museum
Join the dealers in ringing in RETROSPECT before the show opens to the masses like the VIP (vintage important person) you are! Meet the fascinating, dedicated superstar dealers, hear their stories and shop the finest, most gorgeous selection of vintage fashion, jewelry and other adornments ever assembled together in Chicago! Enjoy bites and bubbles, live music, dj, fashion show, photo ops galore, complimentary tote bag and complimentary onsite parking. Ticket good for Fri May 3 + Sat May 4.
$75 per person – = $70
Fri May 3 – 7pm-10pm
RETROSPECT time to paRty shop
Come with your serious shopping party shoes on! The night has just begun and the shopping is the best date you ever had! Meet our superstar dealers, hear their stories and shop the finest, most gorgeous selection of vintage fashion, jewelry and other adornments ever assembled in Chicago! Enjoy bubbles and light snacks, dj, fashion show, photo ops galore and complimentary onsite parking. Ticket good for Fri May 3 + Sat May 4.
$35 per person
Sat May 4 – 10am-6pm
RETROSPECT the gReatest day of vintage shopping eveR
Now the fun can really begin when you shop till you drop and then you plotz with your new wardrobe improvements! Enjoy the view, you’re seeing an ocean of the most exciting vintage fashion, jewelry and adornments ever assembled together in Chicago! Bring friends and make a day of it! Onsite cafe, informal modeling, dj, photo ops galore and complimentary onsite parking and free street parking.
$15 per person or MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL – Mother + 1 Offspring $25