March 20, 2015. Louisville, KY. – Spring will be in full bloom next week at the 2015 Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion show on Thursday, March 26, in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana. One of the country’s premier retailers – Macy’s – returns for their third year as the title sponsor for the Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show. The SOLD OUT event 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.
Christine Fellingham, Editor-in-chief of Her Scene and Director of Women’s Audience at The Courier-Journal, will help style and produce the show again this year. The event is themed “Floral Fantasia” and guests can expect a night of fun and high fashion.
This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories by: Apricot Lane Boutique, Boutique Serendipity, Caden, Collections Boutique, Crush Boutique, Dress & Dwell, GUESS?, Inc., Macy’s, Olivia & Co. Boutique, Rodeo Drive, Sunny Daize, Willow Tree, Colokial Boutique, BLU Boutique. Hats are provided by Social Hattitudes, eyewear is provided by Gaddie Eye Centers, and hair and make-up is provided by J Michaels Spa and Salon. Models are with Heymen Talent Agency. Some of the Festival’s Official Products will also be featured and the Official 2015 Derby Festival merchandise will be on sale at the event.
As part of the Fashion Show sponsorship, Macy’s is providing a social media-driven red carpet experience for attendees, as well as contributing special items in gift bags. Contributing sponsors are Guess?, Inc., Horseshoe Southern Indiana, J Michael’s Spa & Salon, and Premier Laser Spa. Media Sponsors: HerScene and 102.3 The Max
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.
About Kentucky Derby Festival
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.
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy’s offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy’s is known for such epic events as Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores — including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California — are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.