Amanda Abernathy of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago greeted visitors at the entrance. Her hair coordinated perfectly with her dress. Credit: Danielle A. Scruggs

Aside from being a smorgasbord of contemporary art from around the globe, Expo is also where some of the world’s most stylish artists, gallery owners, curators, and writers congregate to discuss and collect artworks (or, you know, party) for four days straight at Navy Pier.

There was a lot of black and a lot of chic eyewear, but many folks put their own spin on those gallery-fashion staples.

Ajia AlfredCredit: Danielle A. Scruggs
Anne Kaplan (left), in a gorgeous pleated dress with gym shoes, and Sara AlbrechtCredit: Danielle A. Scruggs
Katie Block (left) and Lisa Tung sport some of the best glasses at the fair.Credit: Danielle A. Scruggs
Pleats make another appearance in local artist Renee Robbins’s dress.Credit: Danielle A. Scruggs
Jacob O’Leary in a camo jacket that stood out from the crowdCredit: Danielle A. Scruggs
Laura Attanasio (left) and Sarah Miltenberger of König Galerie look effortlessly chic in black and white.Credit: Danielle A. Scruggs
Pepe Mar (left) and Danny BaezCredit: Danielle A. Scruggs
A close-up of Danny Baez’s ringsCredit: Danielle A. Scruggs
Gallery Momo owner Monna Mokoena, Jeffreen Hayes, and Rehema Barber at Mokoena’s boothCredit: Danielle A. Scruggs
And since this is a contemporary art event, black made several appearances, including here at Love Stream #2 by Randy Polumbo, a vintage AirStream trailer parked outside the festival hall.Credit: Danielle A. Scruggs
More black at the Carpenters Workshop boothCredit: Danielle A. Scruggs
All-black outfits once moreCredit: Danielle A. Scruggs
And another all-black outfit makes an appearance at Sabina Ott’s installation Because Mountains Were So High.Credit: Danielle A. Scruggs