Wednesday, August 6, 2008

A Little Bit Hatty...*

Here's a hodge-podge of millinery-related information:
If you're in London, sign up for the last of two spots in a millinery class at the Make Lounge. If you're interested in the future of millinery, you might be interested in the following, which was sent to me by Eia:

On behalf of the Fashion Department at SAIC, we ask for your support for the 2008 Raymond Hudd Millinery Awards as an investment in the future of millinery design. Gifts of any amount are welcome.

The Millinery Program in the Department of Fashion Design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is rapidly growing in size and reputation. The department is deeply grateful to everyone who has supported the development of our students’ work.

The Fashion Department’s recent move to the Sage Studios in the historic Sullivan Center has allowed the Millinery Program to expand course offerings and classroom space, and to create a dedicated hat display area within the Fashion Resource Center. The Program strives to provide students with public exhibition opportunities, and to facilitate their connection with the Chicago art and fashion community. During the opening celebration for the Sage Studios, the millinery students were able to display their exciting hat designs for Mayor Richard M. Daley and members of the Fashion Advisory Council, as well as hundreds of dedication guests. Our Millinery Design students also recently participated in Fleurotica, a hat runway show, at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

The Raymond Hudd Millinery Awards were created last year to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our talented hat design students, helping them gain further millinery education or get a start in business. Raymond Hudd is a renowned Chicago hat designer, and the awards were named to honor his body of work as well as his enthusiastic support of new milliners.

If you have any questions about the award or would like to make a donation by credit card please feel free to contact Ingrid Messer in the Development Office at 312.899.5146 or Checks may be made out to "SAIC" with a memo specifying "Raymond Hudd Millinery Award" and mailed to:
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Office of Development and Alumni Affairs
37 S. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60603-9847
* This is me wearing a 1930s tyrolean hat I bought at Silver Moon when it was on Halsted Street.

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