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.
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.
Here are a few favorite fashion shots from the night:
To see the rest of the shots from the night, you can find them on Flickr HERE.