Macy's Glamorama returns this Friday
Get ready for Macy's Glamorama, one of the most fashionable fundraisers of the summer. The evening boasts fashion and music while raising money to eradicate childhood cancer.
"It's a natural fit for us to work with an amazing group like Children's Cancer Research Fund here in Minneapolis because they do such great work for the Twin Cities area and throughout the country," Mike Gansmoe, Macy's vice president of special productions, says.
"We have a great line up of designers this year," Paul Anthony, manager of special productions, says.
A runway shot from last year's show
Glamorama will start out with a high-fashion runway show featuring fall collections by Jean Paul Gaultier, Philosophy, Rachel Rachel Roy, TALLIA Orange, Tommy Hilfiger, Weekend MaxMara, Diesel, and Macy's newest Impulse collection, Maison Jules.
Prints will be popular for fall, and Anthony says people can expect to see that trend on the runway.
"This show is all about prints," he says. "There are a lot of prints this season -- everything from floral to geometric to animal -- and ranges in a variety of sizes, from really small to large and over scale."
Macy's has partnered with Lancôme and Spalon Montage for the fashion show, and Anthony says we will see a variety of styling on the models.
"This season, hair is very straight and clean, and then it goes to the other extreme where it's very curly and natural and embraces the natural curve and wave of the hair," he says.
Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow will headline the event with additional performances by world-renowned talent Cirque du Soleil and Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star contest winner, the Summer Set.
"Having Sheryl Crow perform is really the perfect fit for us," Gansmoe says. "She's such a wonderful performer, a wonderful human being, and we couldn't be more lucky to have her grace our stage. We're thrilled in every way."
Backstage at last year's show
For VIP ticket holders, the night will continue at Macy's downtown Minneapolis store for the after-party. Guests will enjoy lavish culinary creations, signature drinks, and music by K-Twin 96.3's DJ Dan.
"The event team that puts the after-party on is so talented. They put together such an over-the-top party, and it's just such an amazing night," Gansmoe says.
In addition to being a fun and fashionable party, Macy's is proud to support Children's Cancer Research Fund in Minneapolis.
"I've been doing Glamorama since it's conception," Gansmoe says. "For me, the partnership with Children's Cancer Research Fund is really something I hold near and dear. I feel personally honored to be a part of an event that can help so many families and children. It's wonderful to see the work that they do and to help them achieve a little more research."
IF YOU GO:
8 p.m. Friday, August 2
805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis
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