Glamorama 2013: Macy’s annual fashion show makes its way to Chicago

By Dana Getz

Featuring a chic collection of models flaunting lustrous red lips, sophisticated updos and luxe jewelry, this year’s rendition of Macy’s Glamorama Fashion Show certainly lived up to its title. Held in downtown Chicago at the Harris Theater, the annual extravaganza melded fashion with entertainment, showcasing nine glam-worthy designers along with performances by The Summer Set, Cirque Du Soleil, and nine-time Grammy Award winner Sheryl Crow.

Tommy Hilfiger opened the show with his signature classic style, exhibiting models clad in textured sweaters, crisp oxfords and rich suede jackets. The following designers took a less traditional route, accentuating cool, fall palettes with shimmering patterns and saturated colors. Jean Paul Gaultier topped elegant metallics and delicate prints with Asian-influenced hats, while Rachel Rachel Roy combined sequin-ridden dresses with funky tights and fur-trimmed leather. Opting for a simple yet feminine look, Maison Jules played with flirty dresses, layered denim and oversized cardigans. Tallia Orange demonstrated the glamourous side of menswear, putting a refreshing spin on the suit-and-tie look with bold colors and eclectic prints. Standouts included a Navajo print jacket, black damask blazer and purple velvet ensemble. Diesel concluded the show with 15 barely-there looks, featuring male models wearing nothing but boxer briefs in every color of the rainbow.

After a finale performance by Sheryl Crow, VIP ticketholders headed over to The Rooftop Terrace for an after-party to cap off the night. All proceeds from the evening—themed “Fashion In a New Light”— benefitted the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.

Photos by Adam Bettcher