No more Glamorama in Twin Cities as Macy's scraps fashion fundraiser


It's raised $5.5 million for cancer charities and brought big-name stars to the Twin Cities, but after a run of 23 years, Glamorama is no more.

Macy's confirmed Friday it will no longer produce the annual fashion fundraiser, the Pioneer Press reports, which started in Minneapolis in 1992 as "Cause for Applause" under Dayton's before expanding to also be held in Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The newspaper notes the fundraiser brought acts including Macy Gray, Sheryl Crow and Bruno Mars to Minneapolis. Now Macy's plans on running different events to showcase its fall fashions – but there's no guarantee they will be in the Twin Cities.

MSP Magazine describes the show as "one of the last remaining relics" of the Dayton-Hudson Corp. era, surviving four corporate transfers (Marshall Field's, Target Corp, May Corp, and Macy's Inc) since its inception. It also went through two name changes, having gone from Cause for Applause, to Fash Bash, to Glamorama.

Over the years it has raised $5.5 million in the Twin Cities for the Children's Cancer Research Fund, the magazine notes, and Macy's has said it will continue to partner with the charity going forward.

The Business Journal reports the new events being planned by Macy's to replace Glamorama will be held in "flagship stores, including New York, Chicago and Miami."

Next Up


Mall of America is offering a virtual Santa experience this year

People can virtually tour Santa's Candy Cane Institute.

PD Shimmers 4

Annual guide to finding holiday lights displays in MN is released

More than 80 holiday displays are on this year's list.

duluth police department

Duluth police officer charged in September shooting

The officer, who is a five-year veteran, is charged with two felonies.

Screen Shot 2020-11-30 at 1.31.42 PM

Enbridge gets final approval to start construction on Line 3 replacement

The project has attracted criticism from environmental and tribal groups.

Kirk Cousins

Is it a 4-team race for the final NFC playoff spot?

The key for Minnesota likely requires winning on the road against two top NFC teams.


Nov. 30 COVID-19 update: Hospitalizations reach new high mark

There are fewer than 100 staffed ICU beds available in Minnesota.

TCF Bank Stadium

Saturday's Gophers-Northwestern game canceled

Minnesota is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in its football program.

frances mosley vandals

Minneapolis woman's home vandalized for a 7th time since March

The most recent incident happened on Thanksgiving.

Grand Cafe

Jamie Malone's Grand Cafe is closing, building owners say

Head chef Jamie Malone will continue operations at Eastside.