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Glamorama ‘08

August 18th, 2008
by Allison Kaplan

Macy’s pulled off another Glamorama on Friday, and it was a blast. The show had an ’80s theme and the crowd took it quite literally, showing up in hot pink leggings, some bad prom dresses and yes, I even saw a unitard. (Get a look at what the Glam crowd was wearing in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Tuesday, Aug. 18 or online at Twincities.com.) Thankfully, the runway fashions were decidedly more contemporary, with just a few ’80s hints, like plaid pants and biker jackets. I loved the flowy, slightly bohemian dresses from Tibi. SportMax had more tailored dresses that looked great as well. I was less keen on Ports 1961, a newer label with a lot of hype, but others around me seemed to like it. Designers featured in the show weren’t quite as exclusive as some recent years, but you know, that’s not all bad. It’s nice to see some fab looks on the runway that are almost attainable. And they did include Donna Karan, Celine and Marc Jacobs. Every year the question is asked: will this be the last Glamorama? And every year, the Minneapolis team works with fewer resources and stretches them farther than ever before. Who knows what next year will bring, but for now, Glamorama remains the most fashionable ticket of the year in this town – and its impact is felt even in the chicest circles of New York.

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