In a spectacular fusion of fashion and technological innovation, an array of more than 8,000 embedded elements makes this CuteCircuit garment, entitled Galaxy Dress, the world’s largest wearable LED display—a light show of hundreds of colors cascade across the full, flowing skirt (photo by J.B. Spector, Museum of Science and Industry).
On the evening of November 13, 7-10 p.m., The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI) will present “Fashion Forward,” a benefit celebrating innovation and the future of design, as well as honor French blogger, photographer, illustrator and author Garance Doré, for her inventive approach to the style and design world.
Blending science and fashion, the event will feature an installation of cutting-edge wearable technology curated from around the world. On display will be the Galaxy Dress, the world’s largest wearable LED display, as well as other designs from the innovators at CuteCircuit, Switch Embassy, DisMod and more.
Garance Doré, best known for her eponymous fashion blog and credited for creating the “street style” movement, will be recognized for her innovative contributions to style and design with the museum’s first Fashion Inspiration Award. New York-based Doré is also the modern architect of digital partnerships within the fashion industry and her work can be seen in collaborations with major brands like Chloé, Christian Dior, Chopard, Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co. Doré has previously been fêted by Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
It all takes place at the MCI campus at 5700 South Lake Shore Drive just south of the Chicago loop. A 6 p.m. VIP reception will precede the event. For more information or for tickets, visit msichicago.org/FashionForward. Tickets will be availableSeptember 9, 2014.
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