Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama

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Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2011 hit Chicago at The Chicago Theatre on Friday, Aug. 12 at 8 p.m. High fashion and fierce performances were brought together for one ARTrageous night. Multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician, Cee Lo Green, known for his most recent chart-topping hit “Forget You” as well as for co-writing and singing Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” headlined the 13th annual event. Electro-pop quartet Far East Movement who shot to fame with chart-topping singles “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer” also performed.

This over-the-top event once again benefited Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Alisha Van Fosson, 12, was selected by Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana to serve as the Ambassador Family for Chicago’s Glamorama. She was born with a very rare type of Spina Bifida, a tethered spinal cord and her left arm missing below the elbow.

“I feel like this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance,” she said of her involvement with Glamorama, “I might as well live it up.”

Experience fashions on models featured hair and make-up by Joseph Michael Salon and Lancôme, all set against an artistic backdrop with collections from Armani Jeans, BAR III, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Papi, Sonia Rykiel and Tracy Reese, as well an advance look at the Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse capsule collection launching at the end of August only at Macy’s.

Thick horizontal stripes, poke-a-dots, fur and fall-leaf colors filtered the runway, as did 1940s retro pillbox hats and modern-day hippie wear, including fringe and leather headbands. For men, military-inspired wear, and specifically bomber jackets, decorated the striking men.

Following the ARTrageous show at The Chicago Theatre, night owls explored a city block long ARTlandish after-party on the 7th floor of Macy’s on State Street. Various art interpretations lend to the décor theme.

Macy’s partnership with the Ronald McDonald House continued to grow in 2011 with a portion of the ticket proceeds from Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama benefited the efforts to build the world’s largest Ronald McDonald House that will be located in downtown Chicago.

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