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Chicago Designer Victor Miller Unveils Bridal

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. -- The bridal collection previewed here by Chicago designer Victor Miller Saturday night may have been dominated by traditional white and flowing trains, but unusual touches and textures injected a little danger. These gowns demand dancing -- more raucous Rumba than Boston Waltz.

Though several creations honored the traditional bride, others paid tribute to the leg, with thigh-high slits that managed to avoid revealing too much. One look that started out angelic and sweet 16-ish at the neckline segued into a sheer and filmy swath from the knee to the floor that suggested: This bride will be be-bopping later.
Posted in: Fashion, Retail

Celebrating in Chicago

The crowd at Grant Park. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.
Tuesday night brought balmy 60-degree temperatures and light breezes to one of this nation's chilliest cities. Packed-like-sardines crowd-goers uttered "Excuse me, may I slip by?" and "Sorry, was that your foot?" Chicago's finest, stationed around the perimeter of Grant Park on the city's lakefront, had little to do but thrust their chests forward and clasp hands behind their backs.


Wait a minute. Isn't this supposed to be Chicago, the U.S. Murder Capital that outpaced New York and Los Angeles on homicides this year? Don't major summer festivals in the park eventually break out in gang clashes and gunfire as crowds disperse? Wasn't Grant Park the scene of the 1968 Democratic Convention riots?


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