Chicago House's brunch, fashion show

May 2, 2012 10:13:06 AM PDT
Chicago House, the first organization in the Midwest to provide housing and support for people living with HIV and AIDS, is back with its 25th annual Spring Brunch and Fashion Show.

The fashion show will headline Spring 2012 looks from local retailer Mark Shale and designer Borris Powell. Over 400 guests are expected. Everyone will enjoy a 3 course gourmet brunch and shop at a 100-item silent auction. The organization also presents its annual spirit award to Bill Greaves for his service to the community. Greaves was most recently under Mayor Richard M. Daley as former Director of the City's Commission on Human Relations' Advisory Council regarding LGBT issues.

Tickets are $200 for Garden Seating and $250 at the Runway.

"Spring Awakening: 25 Years of Brunch & Fashion in Bloom"
25th Annual Chicago House Spring Brunch and Fashion Show
Harold Washington Library Center (Winter Garden Ballroom)
400 S. State Street

Sunday, May 6

For tickets or more information: 773.248.5200 (ext. 303) or visit

About Chicago House (release)

Since 1985, Chicago House has provided permanent housing and supportive services to men, women and children living with HIV and AIDS. Their programs have since expanded to include community case management, substance abuse counseling, HIV prevention, medical adherence and the Midwest's first employment training and placement program specific to people with HIV. Chicago House also now offers free, anonymous rapid HIV testing.

Designs by Borris Powell,

Model 1: Herringbone Skirt with Choc Brown Leather Waist Detail ($250). Pair with a charmeuse ruffle blouse ($250)

Model 2: Fitted Full Length Wool Coat with a Tulip Style Collar and Leather Detail ($1450)

Model 3: Red Wool Pants ($250) paired with a Rich Floral Silk Blouse with an exaggerated V-neck and a puff sleeve ($300)

Model 4: Long Chocolate Brown Pencil Skirt ($325) paired with a divine Floral Silk Blouse ($250) and a Red Wool Single Button Blazer ($400)

Model 5: Red Ruffle Gown Made of Satin Shantung and Silk Chiffon ($3800)