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Fashion Show at Willis Tower: Columbia Students' Work on Display

 Columbia College fashion students' designs will adorn the lobby of Chicago's tallest building.
Columbia College Fashion at Willis Tower
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THE LOOP — Willis Tower's lobby will host a fashion show through Sept. 5, but there won't be any movement on the runway showcasing the clothes.

Instead, mannequins will display 38 ensembles designed by students in Columbia College Chicago's Fashion Studies department, alongside 14 fashion photographs further highlighting student work.

The showcase also includes 18 reimagined Indian saris designed using zero-waste materials.

Fashion Studies professor and curator Virginia Heaven said the exhibition "focuses on the longevity of good design."

"Trends come and go but personal style is a constant, a reminder that we should acquire or perhaps curate our wardrobe of apparel to last for decades."

The exhibition, called "Enduring Style: Practice Makes Perfect," was installed earlier this month and will be on display in Willis Tower's ground floor lobby through the fall. Access to the lobby display is free and open to the public from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays.

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