For this year's Glamorama presented by Macy's, a sell-out crowd of nearly 1,500 enjoyed an hour long show at the Harris Theater that featured fall fashions from Calvin Klein, Ryan Seacrest Distinction (is there anything this guy isn't involved in?), I.N.C., Tommy Hilfiger and more! For the 5th year, this high profile event benefited Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
The evening began with an introduction by Macy's Chairman/COO Terry Lundgren. He introduced Samantha Roberson, the beautiful Ambassador for RMHC who shared her story via a video introduced by Ryan Seacrest. And then the show! This hour long extravaganza featured musical performances by hot recording artist and YouTube sensation Jason Derulo and Before You Exit, Macy's iHeart Radio's winning brothers Toby, Riley and Connor McDonough. The Hello Kitty segment with 8 darling young dancers brought cheers from the crowd as did the ever popular Diesel underwear segment modeled by hunky male models. (My personal favorite!)
What I loved about this fashion show is the fact that the clothes will all be available at Macy's. For many shows, designers create the looks JUST for the runway and, as much as we may lust for the pieces, you will never see them in a store. I've marked some favorites, all expertly selected by Glam's creative artist, Paul Anthony. His discerning eye added chic touches to the looks that included feather headdresses and piled on jewelry ala Coco Chanel, one of his inspirations.
The Red Carpet, although cramped as always in the Harris Theater space, still brought out the best in the stars. Jason Derulo is darling beyond words, even though he did have to rework the lyrics to "Talk Dirty" for the Glam crowd that night. Before You Exit brothers all let me know that they were "single and ready to mingle." They're certainly in a good place for this dream to come true!
Following the confetti-filled finale, chic guests made their way next door to the Harris Rooftop. The weather was perfect and the stars shone brightly on this fun-loving crowd who enjoyed having their makeup done at Lancome stations, scantily clad "candy boys" offering Macy's favors, photo booths, DJ's and food inspired by Macy's Culinary Council Chef Stephanie Izard.
Nearly $250,000 was raised to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities, whose mission is to provide a home away from home for families of children with complex medical needs. #AllGood
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