Macy's Glamorama Recap: The British Invasion - Chitown Fashionista

28 August 2012 / By Gabriel Charles Tyler

Macy’s Glamorama Recap: The British Invasion

Macy’s presented the 21st annual Glamorama  at the Harris Theater with “The British Invasion: The Music Then. The Fashion Now!,” a celebration of music and style from across the pond. The runway show aimed to honor British icons, such as the now-legendary bands the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, marking the 5oth anniversary of their momentous rise to fame. Designers included Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan and Marc Jacobs, displaying designs with a strong British influence.

The show also featured high-energy performances from R&B megastar Robin Thicke, YouTube sensation Karmin, and iHeart Radio Rising Star Contest winners Megan & Liz. I Heart Radio contest winners, Meg & Liz opened the show. These two 19-year-old fraternal twins from Nashville became YouTube sensations when their cover songs and original pop anthems racked up 160 million views.

Meg & Liz

The chart topping duo Karmin, consisting of Amy Heidemann and her musician/singer/fiancé, Nick Noonan, also performed. Like Meg & Liz, Karmin shot to fame rather quickly through their collection of YouTube cover songs. Out of all the performances, Karmin really rocked the house, bringing an edge and flair that I haven’t seen in awhile.


All profits from the event benefited the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicago and Northwest Indiana, one of the country’s best-known children’s charities. This year’s Ronald McDonald Host Family, Janae McVey, and her mom, LaTressa, gave a moving testimony of the difficulties of surviving and maintaining normalcy in the face of cancer, and how the RMHC has worked to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

Janae McVey, Karmin, and Nick Noonan speaking about Ronald McDonald House Charities

Here are a few favorite fashion shots from the night:

Tommy Hilfiger


Jean Paul Gaultier


Macy's Impulse


Material Girl


bar III


Sean John


Rachel Roy


Michael Kors


Donna Karan New York

To see the rest of the shots from the night, you can find them on Flickr HERE.

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About The Author

Gabriel Charles Tyler

Gabriel Charles Tyler is a journalist, fashion blogger, consultant and Chicago native. A recent graduate of DePaul University, where he majored in journalism, Gabriel has developed a methodological approach to finding stories in the most obscure places. This budding journalist is looking to make his mark on the world through news writing, with a focus on cultural and social issues, race and religion. He has been published in a number of print and digital publications, including The DePaulia, CS Modern Luxury, NS Modern Luxury, CS Brides, Time Out Chicago, The Red Line Project, CY Magazine and R. Legacy. Among his many positions, this young journalist currently serves as the Editor-at-Large of R. Legacy. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, as well as a Fohr Card verified blogger.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Awesome recap! Wish I could have made it! It’s one of my fave nights of the year!

  2. Andrea says:

    Nice write up Gab,

    Ok my favorite run down:

    Love the shawl that the modeling is wearing from Micheal Kors (no surprise here).

    Rachel Roy collection is rocking.

    Donna Karan very classy.

    The whole Tommy Hilfiger campaign is sweet. So Tommy!!

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