La Catrina Fashion Show 2012

The National Museum of Mexican Art’s La Catrina Fashion Show on Friday September 7th was a piece of magical work. The tickets were $75 for a VIP ticket which included a year’s membership, goody bag, exceptional front row seating, snacks and drinks. The second choice was $50, it included only entry to the event. By far for the extra $25 the event would have been well worth it!

The four local Chicago designers Claudia Urruita, Elizabeth Lara, Elda de la Rosa, and Lilia Vega were the highlight of  Friday night. Claudia Urruita focused her fall collection on faux fur vests, dresses, and long coats for the upcoming season. CMB’s favorite was a faux fur vest with a yellow ribbon paired with bright yellow skinny jeans. Elizabeth Lara’s designs were all beatiful hand made wedding gowns which she sells on her Etsy shop online. CMB’s favorite was a hi-low dress combo with a bird cage veil! Elda de la Rosa whose fall collections colors were burgurdy, navy, and grey with feminine and structured silhouettes. Her wedding gowns were fabulously outfitted with the classic ball gown shape to matching bride and flower girl dresses.  CMB’s favorite was the silk charmeuse grey ruffled dress. Lilia Vega’s collection was by far the most creative in styling with the Day of Dead Masks and the gowns by Elda de la Rosa. All the bright and rich colors of her Mexican heritage were spotlight of her collection. CMB’s favorite was long red dress with a gold belt.

This event is part of the 2012 Sor Juana Festival A Tribute to Mexican Women the festival runs to November 11, 2013 with other events such as a comedy act, concert, and book readings. To see the full list of events click here!


To see more of every designers’ collections check out the photos below!


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