New York, NY – July 7, 2016 – Macy’s is once again set to open the exclusive doors to New York Fashion Week for fans everywhere as Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row makes the high-fashion runway accessible to all. On Wednesday, Sep. 7 at 7:30 p.m., live from the capital of American fashion, Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will kick-off the fashion frenzy live from The Theater at Madison Square Garden in a runway spectacle mixing music, fashion and compassion. Featuring the fall season’s hottest looks, Fashion’s Front Row will highlight special presentations of collections by the nation’s best design talent and special performances from superstars Ariana Grande and Flo Rida, at an extraordinary benefit that brings the runway closer to fans.
“Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row will once again ignite the catwalk, giving fans the opportunity to experience Fashion Week like never before. With a high-fashion runway presentation of the fall season’s most coveted designs and marvelous music and dance performances, the elusive front row will be open for all to enjoy,” said Joseph Feczko, executive producer of Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row.
Hitting the runway will be sensational presentations of designs from Calvin Klein, I.N.C. International Concepts, Rachel Rachel Roy, Tallia, Tommy Hilfiger, William Rast and the world-exclusive debut of Betsey Johnson’s collection inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature film TROLLS, which opens in US theaters on Nov. 4. The runway will also feature an exuberant presentation of Macy’s TROLLS children’s designs. Before the models hit the catwalk, their high-fashion beauty looks will be crafted and applied by the incredible artists of Lancôme, featuring the fall season’s must-have cosmetic palettes. Samsung, the global innovation leader in consumer electronics and mobile technology, is the event’s signature technology partner and will also showcase its fashionable line of smartwatches on the runway in a special presentation.
The glamorous spectacle would not be complete without amazing performances from the hottest acts in music. Set to ignite the stage with her smash hits, international pop sensation Ariana Grande will perform a selection of her chart topping songs. A multi-platinum superstar, Grande’s music has ruled the charts, airwaves and dance floors in countries all over the world. Her latest album, Dangerous Woman featuring the hit singles, “Dangerous Woman” and “Into You,” was released in late May to critical and commercial acclaim. Keeping the party at full blast, Flo Rida will also hit the stage pumping up the volume and the energy as he unleashes his monster hits on the audience. In just a few years, the Florida-born rapper has amassed an impressive slate of Top 10 hits, selling a remarkable 60 million singles worldwide; his most recent single, “My House,” is his latest No.1 smash.
Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row continues the company’s legacy of charitable giving. Macy’s is set to support the Council of Fashion Designers of America Foundation, Inc. and Ronald McDonald House New York, by contributing 100 percent of the purchase price, minus Ticketmaster and facility fees, of all tickets sold for the Sep. 7 live show at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.
Tickets to Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row, priced at $55 and $80, will go on sale first via an exclusive American Express card pre-sale beginning on Monday, Aug. 1 and will be available at TICKETMASTER (ticketmaster.com or 866-858-0008) or in person at the Madison Square Garden Box Office. Ticketmaster orders are subject to service fees. All tickets include a $5 facility fee. Tickets for people with disabilities may be purchased through Ticketmaster, at the MSG Box Office or by calling MSG’s Disabled Services Department at (212) 465-6034.
Helping to kick-off New York Fashion Week in style, the experience does not end at the runway as fans across the country will have the opportunity to experience the front row magic via sensational in-store events and at home through a star-studded television special. Details of the in-store events and national broadcast will be announced soon.
For more information about Macy’s Presents Fashion’s Front Row, please visit macys.com/FrontRow, beginning on 7/26.
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