Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama Honors Its 30th Anniversary IN SAN FRANCISCO WITH “BRITISH INVASION: THE MUSIC THEN. THE FASHION NOW!”
Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2012 invades San Francisco to honor three decades of fashion and compassion with this year’s theme The British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now! at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. This iconic event, which also wows audiences in Minneapolis, Chicago and Los Angeles, brings together musical performances, fall fashion, dance and the most glam after-party in town for one unforgettable evening—all to benefit longstanding partners AIDS Emergency Fund, Glide Foundation and Project Open Hand.
Headlining the event is multi-talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician Robin Thicke, who will perform an acoustic, three-song set. Known for such hits as “Lost Without U” and “Sex Therapy,” Thicke has written and produced songs for more than 20 gold and platinum albums and most recently was featured on the ABC reality singing series “Duets,” where he served as a show superstar. Chart-topping pop duo Karmin, who shot to fame through their collection of YouTube cover songs, will also take the stage. They most recently released original tracks “Brokenhearted” and the rap-fueled “I Told You So” from their debut album “Hello.” Also set to perform is Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star contest winners Megan & Liz, two Nashville-based, 19-year-old twin sisters penning infectious and inspiring pop anthems that have resonated with an entire generation of fans.
“On the 30th anniversary of Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama, we would like to thank all of the partners and supporters who have joined us over the years in the fight to end HIV/AIDS—especially our beneficiaries AIDS Emergency Fund, Glide Foundation and Project Open Hand,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “These organizations are truly on the front lines of the fight, providing crucial services, financial support, education, meals and shelter to those impacted by HIV, and we are honored to support their work in our community.”
Fall collections featured on this year’s runway include Bar III, Calvin Klein, Diesel, Material Girl, Rachel Rachel Roy, Sean John, Tommy Hilfiger, and the exclusive, limited-edition Nicole Richie for Impulse collection (available in select Macy’s stores and on macys.com on Sept. 12).
“From The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama pays homage to some of the most well-known and respected British pop icons from the past 50 years,” said Mike Gansmoe, Macy’s vice president of special productions. “British bands have inspired culture while capturing the attention of the world since the ‘60s and their music provides the inspiration behind this year’s visuals, fashion segments and party elements.”
Following the show, the evening continues downtown at the After-Party at The Asian Art Museum with a nod to British culture, food and design. Guests will sip bubbly in the American Express Champagne Lounge and specialty cocktails from Patrón Spirits, dance to music by DJ L, mingle with cast and crew, and taste gourmet, British-inspired hors d’oeuvres by Taste Catering, with highlights like Fish ‘n Chips and a Pudding Buffet with modern twists on classic English desserts. Partygoers can also create a personalized flip book courtesy of Office Max, have a consultation with a MAC Cosmetics expert before posing with the band for a Patrón Photo Shoot, grab a snack at the LUNA bar wall, and sample desserts from See’s Candies.
Tickets to the event are $75 – $1,000 and are available at www.macys.com/glamtickets. Admission to the after-party is included with the ticket purchase of $250 or more. Visit the website for tax-deductible information. VIP and corporate packages can be purchased through Blue Room Events at 877-252-7814 or www.blueroomevents.com/glamorama.