While eager holiday shoppers jammed the Nutcracker Market aisles below on Friday, the second floor of Reliant Center was a fun fashionable ode to all things Hollywood at the Macy’s Holiday Brunch. The Nutcracker Market’s Tinseltown theme was the perfect stage setter for the runway show that featured looks inspired by everything from The Godfather and Shirley Temple to Charlie Chaplin and The Great Gatsby.
An expansive zigzag runway meant every view was a good one. Chaired by Rosemary Schatzman and Michelle Smith, the event sold out Aug. 1 and the ballroom was packed with guests eager for the holiday event, despite the balmy temperatures outside.
The Nutcracker Market’s Tinseltown theme was the perfect stage setter for the runway show that featured looks inspired by everything from The Godfather and Shirley Temple to Charlie Chaplin and The Great Gatsby.
Befitting the occasion, there were no solemn faces and angry stomping in the Macy’s fashion show. Instead, a Charlie Chaplin doppelgänger and his cute pup kicked off the show and when Michael Bublé’s version of “Smile” played, that’s just what the black-and-white-clad models did.
Trends like sexy metallics hit the runway courtesy of a James Bond Goldfinger theme and a gaggle of curly-headed cuties did their best Shirley Temple dancing down the runway in holiday frocks. Bold colors, glamorous gowns and touches of equestrian popped on the runway for women. Men’s looks were in the mix, too, with suave suiting, velvet jackets and brightly hued denim.
Macy’s is continuing the giving spirit with a commemorative Nutcracker pin sold at the store’s booth (1737). All proceeds are donated to the Houston Ballet Foundation, its academy, scholarship funds and the Nutcracker Market.