A 2021 Announcement
COVID-19 and A Message from the Driehaus Design Initiative Team
To our Chicago fashion community:

While our goal is to promote design education and foster design appreciation, the health and safety of our supporters is our top priority. We have been closely monitoring the government mandates and guidelines from the CDC and World Health Organization related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). After carefully evaluating all of our options, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence scheduled for April 24th. Although the public event and runway portion is canceled, we are currently exploring other options to continue our support for Chicago's fashion programs.

We would like to thank our sponsors, partners, and the students for their continued support of our mission. Our event will return in Spring 2021, and in the meantime, you can direct questions to info@driehausdesign.org.

As we update you via email and at driehausdesign.org when details develop, we ask that you please join us in continuing to show support for Chicago’s fashion programs. Our great city is uniting during uncertain times. We will get through this as a community and come out stronger than ever.

The Driehaus Design Initiative Team