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80s Faves to Perform at Macy's Fashion Show

By Ali Trachta in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 21, 2008 5:30PM

2008_08_macysglamorama.jpgWhile nothing tops the gravity-defying vertical runway show Marshall Fields busted out five years ago, the Fall fashion event Macy's is throwing this year is getting us almost as jazzed up. The historic department store, now celebrating its 150th year in business, will host an 80s-themed “Pop Candy Arcade” fashion extravaganza this Friday that will feature the store’s new looks, as well as allow us to revel in retro-mania.

The event kicks off at the Chicago Theatre with a choreographed fashion show in which models strut down the runway to live performances by -- wait for it -- Cyndi Lauper and M.C. Hammer! Yes! The party keeps rolling at Macy’s on State Street with tunes spun by DJ Berrie. Tickets start at $47 and are still available.

We’ll be the one in the front row She-boppin’.

Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State Street, Friday, August 22, 8 p.m., benefits the Art Institute.