MACY’S RETURNS AS TITLE SPONSOR
January 13, 2014. Louisville, KY. – Macy’s is back as the title sponsor of the Kentucky Derby Festival’s Spring Fashion Show. The event is set for Thursday, March 27th, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana and starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. and runway show at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale today.
This is Macy’s second year as title sponsor. As part of the Fashion Show sponsorship, Macy’s will provide a red carpet experience for attendees, as well as contributing special items in gift bags. Tickets can be purchased online at www.kdf.org or by calling (502) 584-FEST. Reserved seating tickets are $590 for a table of 10 and $59 individually. Tickets for the Lounge area (general admission seating in 2nd floor lounge area) are $35. Contributing sponsors are Guess?, Inc., Highland Cleaners, Horseshoe Southern Indiana, Sunday Scene and 102.3 The Max.
Christine Fellingham, Editor-in-chief of Her Scene and Director of Women’s Audience at The Courier-Journal, will help produce the show again this year. This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories from more than a dozen local boutiques, as well as national retailers like Macy’s. Some of the Festival’s Official Products will also be featured and the Official 2014 Derby Festival merchandise will be on sale at the event.
First produced in 1990, the Kentucky Derby Festival Fashion Show was originally conceived as a venue for unveiling the new Board of Director’s uniform, the teal Pegasus jacket. It was so successful, the Board of Directors decided to make it a permanent addition to the Festival schedule. Thanks to the support of many retailers, the Spring Fashion Show has become THE fashion show for the season.
Since 1956, the Derby Festival has worked to bring the community together in celebration. The Festival is an independent community organization supported by 4,000 volunteers, 400 businesses and civic groups, Pegasus Pin sponsorships and event participation. It entertains more than 1.5 million people in a two- week period and has a local economic impact of more than $127 million. This involvement has made the Festival the largest single attended event in Kentucky and one of the leading community celebrations in the world.
For more information, contact:
Derby Festival Press Office at (502) 584-FEST.