By Wiles Magazine

Downtown Los Angeles was absolutely ARTrageous on September 23, as the 29th annual Macy’s Passport Presents Glamorama Fashion Extravaganza took center stage.  The event, which also wows audiences in Minneapolis, Chicago and San Francisco, brings together musical performances, fall fashion, designers, dancers, celebrities, and the most glam after party in town for one ARTrageous night!

What began as an awareness-raising fashion show in Macy’s employee cafeteria in 1982 has blossomed into one of the largest and longest-running HIV/AIDS events of its kind. The fashion benefit, with the help of the Macy’s Foundation, has donated more than $29 million to HIV/AIDS services, prevention, education and research.

This year’s installment benefited AIDS Project Los Angeles – one of the largest non-profit AIDS service organizations in the United States – and Project Angel Food – whose mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

“We are proud to support the ongoing programs provided to the community by AIDS Project Los Angeles and Project Angel Food,” said Martine Reardon, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Macy’s. ”These organizations have a daily impact on those living with HIV/AIDS, providing services, financial support, education, meals and shelter.”

Hosted by NCIS star Pauley Parrette, the event featured red carpet struts from A-Listers like Jennifer Love Hewitt and a performance by rising electro-pop quartet the Far East Movement – who performed their chart-topping hits “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer.”

The audience applauded shows by Tommy Girl, Rachel Roy, Armani Jeans, Calvin Klein, Tracy Reese, Bar III, Kenneth Cole Reaction and an eye-popping show from Papi.  Longtime supporter Sharon Stone, who was stunning in purple, gave a poignant tribute to her friend and longtime HIV/AIDS activist Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

The show was headlined by multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician Cee Lo Green, who closed the show with an energetic performance of his current hit, “Forget you.”

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