On June 6, the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum hosted an event celebrating the Chicago-born shoe designer Brian Atwood. The sold-out event, A Spring Luncheon with Brian Atwood, drew 300 guests and raised more than $30,000 in support of the Costume Council’s commitment to the Chicago History Museum.
Atwood and Susanna Homan, editor in chief of Chicago magazine, joined in conversation about career and life. Guests also enjoyed drinks, appetizers, and a raffle of Brian Atwood shoes. Atwood’s lines are popular amongst Hollywood favorites like Lady Gaga, Cardi B, and Reese Witherspoon.
Atwood’s Mother, Dusty Stemer, co-chaired the event along with Costume Council members Toni Canada and Melissa Skoog.
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Emily Stone is Associate Editor at Make It Better. She earned a degree in journalism from Elon University in North Carolina. Along with writing, Stone has a passion for digital storytelling and photography. Her work is published in Chicago Athlete Magazine. Stone is a supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Stone is a fluent Spanish speaker who in her free time loves a good dance class.