The Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum will host the official Midwest screening of Supreme Models and an exclusive in-person celebration on Friday, Nov. 4, 5:30-9:30 p.m. at The Chicago History Museum, 1601 N. Clark St.
The six-part series from Vogue and YouTube Originalsfeaturing Iman, Zendaya, Precious Lee, Olivier Rousteing, Joan Smalls, Anna Wintour and many moreis based on Marcellas Reynolds' 2019 book, Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion. The documentary, executive-produced by Iman and Reynolds, explores the legacy of Black models and pays tribute to the women who broke down barriers and transformed the fashion and beauty industries.
The post screening A-list discussion panel will include TV personality/author/Chicago native Marcellas Reynolds (TV's Big Brother), supermodel Veronica Webb, Fashion Fair Cosmetics CEO Desiree Rogers, Chicago fashion notable Ikram Goldman, and DuSable Museum Director of Curatorial Services and Community Partnerships Danny Dunson.
The event will feature a VIP champagne and caviar welcome at 5:30-6:30 p.m.; a screening of episodes one and two of the documentary and a panel discussion with Reynolds, Webb, Goldman, Dunson and Rogers (moderator) at 7-8:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a catered reception at 8:30-9:30 p.m.
All guests will be invited to view the museum's current fashion exhibition, "Treasured Ten: Selections from the Costume Collection." The exhibition highlights five Black Chicago fashion designers: Willi Smith, Scotty Piper, Patrick Kelly, Stephen Burrows and Barbara Bates.
Tickets start at $125 each, with sponsorships starting at $500; visit www.chicagohistory.org/event/supreme-models-11-4/ . All proceeds will benefit the Costume Council. Event co-chairs are Pamella Capitanini and John Rogers.