Who: Socialites, style setters, media mavens, restaurateurs, and other TC notables
What: Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2010
Where: Orpheum Theatre and Macy’s Minneapolis Eighth Floor
When: Friday, August 6, 2010
Why: To raise funds for Children’s Cancer Research Fund and to raise the bar on Twin Cities fashion
Twin Cities fashionistas made their annual pilgrimage to the Orpheum to show off their style, soak up fall looks, and celebrate fashion at Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama 2010.
The 2010 theme was “fashion, fantasy, music, and magic.” We know it’s not a costume party, but it would have been fun to see a little more magic and a lot more fantasy in party-goers outfits. Props for the people who made an effort and showed up in head-turning getups.
Singer-song writer Eric Hutchinson was the first musical act who acknowledged this wasn’t a typical gig. “It is a little intimidating back there: A lot of male and female models,” he said. “Have you guys ever worked out with six male models? I got to do that today at the gym.”
“You don’t feel great about yourself afterwards. Thank God for the guitar.”
More dancing numbers were integrated into the show this year, with Material Girl being a crowd pleaser due to the most adorable little munchkins rocking Madonna and her daughter Lola’s new clothing line.
“A material girl is a girl that’s interested in fashion and interested in music and interested in fun,” Madonna said on the big screen. “If you like the line of clothing then you definitely have a sense of humor, a sense of irony, a sense of adventure; you like music, you like to dance, you like to be able to move.”
That would be moi.
We also saw looks by Tommy Hilfiger, Jean Paul Gaultier, Sportmax, Versace for Men, Sonia Rykiel, Just Cavalli, Philosophy Di Alberta Ferretti, Marc Jacobs, Issey Miyake, and more.
And things got a little naughty with girls in hot pink lingerie and Greek jock angels during the Felina and 2(x)IST segments. Guys in tighty whities with white wings fought guys in tighty whities with black wings, but a blond angel ruled them all with peace and beauty in the end.
The show wrapped with Grammy-award winning Macy Gray who pointed out an important link, “This here is a Macy Gray at a Macy’s show.”
After the show, peeps flooded Macy’s Minneapolis’ 8th Floor for the post-party for candy, Patr’s Minneapolis’ 8th Floor for the post-party for candy, Patrón cocktails, photo booth sessions, glow-in-the-dark tattoos, and dancing.
We saw media mavens, style setters, restaurateurs, and notables such as KARE 11’s Pat Evans and Diana Pierce; FOX 9’s Todd Walker and Maury Glover; Twin Cities Live’s John Hanson, Elizabeth Ries, and Emily Engberg; Nino Altobelli, Billy Beson, Christopher Hopkins, Joy Teiken, Raina Hein, Sara Rogers, Laura Schara, Ron Schara, Ben and Lindsay Graves, Keyvan Talebi, Alexus Koch, and John and Renée Hallberg.
In Glamorama’s 19 running years, more than $4 million has been raised for children’s cancer research and finding new treatments to save children’s lives, according to CCRF CEO John Hallberg.
Now, we’re curious to see what’s in store for the 20th anniversary.