Local designers to dress Chicago 2016 team

September 24, 2009 8:41:19 PM PDT
Some local designers are helping the Chicago 2016 delegation dress to impress in Copenhagen. The ladies of the delegation will wear designs from Maria Pinto. And Hart Schaffner Marx is making a blazer and pants set for the men. ABC7 has learned the company has already made a suit for President Obama.

And Lee Allison designed the neckties members will wear to Denmark.

"This time we wanted to do something different. So it was looking at all the colors available to me in the logo. But then also just wanting to make sure that the way we dressed these guys exuded a certain air of confidence," said Lee Allison, Chicago 2016 Tie Designer.

United Airlines added some Chicago 2016 style to one of its planes. Members of Chicago's bid team, dozens of Olympians and several hundred supporters leave on the 747 on Monday.


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