Macy's Front of the House Fashion Show
The first fashion event I ever worked downtown was during the beginning of my sophomore year at Columbia. It was hosted by Style Chicago at Grant Park on a rainy Thursday night. The show was called Macy's Front of the House Fashion Show. I stood outside, in the rain, in front of a giant white tent, and inside were all the wonders of fashion. From booze to Balenciaga, it was all there and I wanted it.
This event really sparked the flame of fashion for me. Although my role was not glamorous, I had a blast. I worked outside checking in the V.I.P's with the guest list and giving them their name tags. It was a simple job but it opened my eyes. After all the guests were indoors, the volunteers were allowed to watch the fashion show. I met fellow volunteers with whom I am still friends, and got to watch some local designers showcase their lines in front of the fashion elite of the city.
Fashion isn't all about the price tag. It's about the skill, planning and effort designers make. They are artists. The body is their canvas to drape. They sew beautiful fabrics together to create a masterpiece.