Glamorama LA 2012 with Sharon Stone Sean Combs Nicole Richie
Showgirls fanned themselves with feathers as they revolved atop a spinning record.
Dancers jumped, somersaulted and tumbled across the stage in get-ups by “Material Girl,” Madonna’s fashion line, created with her daughter, Lola.
Smartly-dressed women walked out of a phone booth in WII8 by Walter Baker duds, while eye-popping kaleidoscopic images exploded on side screens to the tune of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.”
Hunky male models showed up in Diesel underwear, accessorized with not much else but hats.
And as if that wasn’t not enough to interest a crowd of fashionistas, Robin Thicke, Karmin (Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan,) and youtube.com twins Meg & Liz performed.
No ordinary fashion show, the Sept. 7 “Macy’s Presents Passport Glamorama,” offered all of the above and more. The company’s 30th anniversary fashion show, held at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, benefited AIDS Project LA and Project Angel Food. (See more pictures in the gallery below)
Themed “The British Invasion: The Music Then, The Fashion Now!” the clothing parade mostly came accompanied by British classics, i.e., Beatles and Rolling Stones tunes. Here and there, some “music now” (as opposed to “music then”) also came wafting into the high-energy show, as in “Glad You Came” and “Moves Like Jagger.”
In his welcome from onstage, Macy’s chairman, president and chief executive Terry Lundgren gave a nod to Elizabeth Taylor, the event’s founding chair, reminding the fashion crowd that over the years, the event has raised more than $30 million for HIV/AIDS charities. “We are still resolute in our commitment,” Lundgren said, before introducing a long-time friend of the event, Sharon Stone, who “shares Dame Elizabeth’s passion and steadfast dedication to beating this disease.”
Nicole Richie took the opportunity to debut her new Impulse Collection for Macy’s, joining Lundren onstage for a few short moments. Later in the show, Sean Combs ascended the stage, too, to wave to his followers, just before his Sean John line of fashions appeared.
A star-studded crowd indeed, also there for the show were models Georgia May Jagger, Camila Alves McConaughey and Damaris Lewis; Cheryl Burke of “Dancing With the Stars,” singer Joel Madden of “Good Charlotte,” Maria Canals-Barrera of “Wizards of Waverly Place,” Pia Toscano of “American Idol,” Nikolette Noel of “The Expendables 2,” Kether Donohue of “Pitch Perfect,” Charlene Amoia of “American Reunion,” Haley Strode of “The New Normal,” Laura Linda Bradley of “17 Again,” and BooBoo Stewart of “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” Fivel Stewart of “Pit Fighter” and Sage Stewart.
More were Kathy Ireland of “Loaded Weapon 1,” Marisa Ramirez of “Against the Wall,” Jessica Camacho of “Think Like a Man,” Daphne Blunt of “Radio Disney,” Devin Alexander of “America’s Chef on Tour,” Ed Weeks of “The Mindy Project,” Kim Coles of “Living Single,” Eduardo Verastegui of “Bella,” Carla Ortiz of “The Man who Shook the Hand of Vicente Fernandez,” Jessica Lu of “Awkward,” Austin Michael Coleman of “Elle: A Cinderella Story,” David Millbern of “Gods and Monsters,” TV host Laura Schara and “E! Style” correspondent Amanda Luttrell Garrigus,” stylist Marcellus Reynolds, stylist George Blodwell, show jumping champion Justin Resnik and APLA executive director Craig Thompson.
The upbeat presentation also included fashions by Tommy Hilfiger, Tallia, Bar III, Rachel Rachel Roy and Calvin Klein. And when Thicke concluded his set, VIP patrons proceeded to the California Market Center for a British-themed after-party, complete with food stations and fun booths. At one booth by OfficeMax, guests could pose before a special camera that produced flipbooks, showing them in motion, tipping their hats, waving flags or whatever else they could accomplish in 7 seconds.
Sponsors also included American Express, Luna, Viva Glam, Butterflyloft Salon & Spa, Tequila Patron, See’s Candies, the Advocate, Los Angeles Times, KIISFM, Los Angeles Magazine, Sheraton Los Angeles Downtown and SLS Hotel.
Top photo: Chairman, president and chief executive officer of Macy’s, Inc. Terry Lundgren with Nicole Richie, who debuted her Impulse line for Macy’s at Glamorama LA 2012 (photo by Stefanie Keenan/ WireImage)
Second photo: Sean “P Diddy” Combs came onstage to salute the audience before a presentation of his Sean John line of fashions at Macy’s Glamorama LA 2012 (photo by Kevin Winter/ WireImage)
Third photo: Singer Amy Heidemann of Karmin onstage at Macy’s Glamorama LA 2012 with Sharon Stone Sean Combs Nicole Richie (photo by Kevin Winter/ WireImage)
Fourth photo: Robin Thicke closed the show with his signature singing style at Macy’s Glamorama LA with Sharon Stone Sean Combs Nicole Richie (photo by Kevin Winter/ WireImage)
Fifth photo: No ordinary fashion show, in the W118 by Walter Baker segment, women exited a phone booth, while kaleidoscopic images exploded on side screens to the tune of “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds” at Macy’s Glamorama LA 2012 with Sharon Stone, Sean Combs, Nicole Richie (photo by Stefanie Keenan/WireImage)
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Published Sept. 8, 2012 – Ellen Olivier, Society News LA