What a party, people! On Aug. 12, celebs and fashionistas descended on Chicago for the annual Marshall Field's Glamorama fashion show and post-party. This year's theme, Glam Rocks: A Rock Opera, proved to be a hit. We were treated to some cozy chats with celebs on the green carpet, a pulsating multimedia fashion show and a fabulous after-party in the Marshall Field's State Street store. Here's what's worth noting...
Boy, are we fans of Bravo's "Blow Out." When the second season wrapped a couple of weeks ago, we were shocked to hear hair stylist Jonathan Antin announce his girlfriend Sescie's pregnancy. Then he proposed, we found out it's a boy, and plenty of tears were shed by all.
We couldn't believe how many metromix fans we spotted! Mark Moses (Paul Young on "Desperate Housewives"), Seth Meyers ("Saturday Night Live") and Joey Slotnick ("Nip/Tuck") all posed with the brand new metromix T-shirts. Meyers and Slotnick said they've both used metromix.com to see what's going on in Chicago. Meyers likes improv bars, Corcoran's and Charlie's Ale House; Slotnick likes Mia Francesca and pal Billy Dec's Rockit.
During the fashion show at the Chicago Theatre, the East Village Opera Company blew us away. Their vocals truly added to the fast-paced, high-energy catwalk show set to a soundtrack that included everything from Elton John's "Tiny Dancer" to Gwen Stefani's "Harajuku Girls."
Later, "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest introduced the B-52s, who sang "Rock Lobster" as Seacrest's The R Line (think funky T-shirts with graffiti- and tattoo-inspired prints) was paraded down the runway.
When the fashion show wrapped up with a confetti drop and models dancing in the aisles to the B-52s' rendition of "Let's Do the Time Warp," the crowd headed down State Street to Marshall Field's for an afterparty complete with cocktails, food, music by DJ Tony and plenty of funky settings to lounge around in. We had a fab time and can't wait for next year's Glamorama.
Karen Budell is the metromix nightlife producer.
Originally published Aug. 15, 2005.
We hit Glamorama 2005 to give you the scoop on celebs, clothes and more
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