FGI Chicago Honorary Dinner: Uniting Chicago’s Fashion Industry

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FGI Chicago is proud to celebrate with Chicago‘s Fashion Industry!!! We want to reflect on FGI‘s impactful contributions to Chicago‘s fashion community throughout our many years. As part of this celebration, we will be highlighting brands, companies, and most importantly, past Regional Directors, board members, and members who have kept FGI thriving all of these years. It is them that have kept the spirit of FGI Chicago alive and an organization that so many have been a part of.

In addition, we are particularly thrilled to recognize Tina Koegel, Brand Experience Manager from Neiman Marcus, for her immense contributions and support to FGI Chicago.

When: Wednesday, January 31, 2024

6:00-9:00pm CST

Where: LUXBAR , 18 E. Bellevue Place, Chicago, IL 60611

Fireplace Room, Second Floor

For parking, valet is available at Gibsons across the street ($17) or use SpotHero.


6pm: Cocktail Reception
6:45: Dinner, Welcome remarks, Commemorative video, FGI Retrospective
7:30: Guest of Honor Award, Dessert

Tickets available on Eventbrite



With over 26 years at Neiman Marcus, Tina Koegel is a seasoned professional in Public Relations and Brand Experience. Her expertise in customer experience, public relations, brand strategy, and event planning has shaped a successful career in fashion retail. She extends Neiman Marcus’ community impact by hosting diverse events with renowned designers, such as Brandon Maxwell, The Olsen Twins, Donna Karan, Manolo Blahnik, Zac Posen, Michael Kors, Derek Lam, Libertine, Badgley Mischka, Angela Missoni and Tory Burch, among others; as well as being the exclusive retail sponsor for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital’s annual Gold Coast Fashion Show, raising millions for the hospital. As a key member of the management team, Tina collaborates on strategic planning, event design, and supports sales associates in delivering personalized client experiences. Tina’s multifaceted role reflects her commitment to retail, community, and team collaboration, positioning her as an integral part of Neiman Marcus’ success. Additionally, her 15-year membership with FGI Chicago has been integral to its growth. Her continued collaboration with the board of directors has been instrumental in crafting and implementing groundbreaking programming throughout these years.


Thank you to Love Cork Screw for our exclusive wine sponsor for this event!

Special Thanks to:

Creative Director Sponsor:

Neiman Marcus

Style Icon Sponsors:

Apparel Industry Board, Inc.

BHAV – Bhavana Jain

Kathleen Haines-Finley

Kathryn Spitznagle

Maria Vathis

Pam Ionnatta

Tina Koegel

Xochil – The Chicago Pattern Maker

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