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Chicago’s “Fashion Star”

Fashion designer Barbara Bates

Local Chicago fashion designer Barbara Bates gave everyone a taste of Chi-Town style swagger during last night’s episode of the NBC-TV fashion design competition/reality show “Fashion Star.” The always-chic Barbara Bates, long known for her sexy and sophisticated take on urban style, won the “High-End Appeal/Mass Market Appeal” challenge with two designs: a sleeveless printed halter shirtdress that’ll take you from work to play; and, a sleeveless hooded halter dress that blends the relaxed feel of a sweatshirt with party dress tailoring. Macy’s bid $50,000 for the dresses and the designs are available at Macy’s online for purchase.


The winning designs!


















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