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Press Release: Globe Guilders Annual Couture Fashion Show 2017

GLOBE GUILDERS Host Annual Couture Fashion Show to
Raise Funds for THE OLD GLOBE:
CELEBRATING COUTURE 2017,
Presented by Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus,
Featuring Fall Collections from Top Fashion Designers

SAN DIEGO (August 7, 2017)—The Globe Guilders are pleased to announce their annual fashion show and luncheon, Celebrating Couture 2017, presented by Neiman Marcus,to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Once again this year, Neiman Marcus is producing The Art of Fashion, an exclusively curated show featuring the Fall collections, including both couture and prêt-à-porter, of a special group of designers. Celebrating Couture 2017 will take place on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in the Costa Del Mar Ballroom of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa.

Each year, the Globe Guilders Fashion Show features couture expertly selected by Neiman Marcus from the elite designers they represent, including Gucci, Etro, and Tom Ford; runway samples from Monique Lhuillier and Marchesa; and a compelling collection from Naeem Khan. This year, from New York to Milan, fashion has become the creative platform to reflect a world of assertion and empowerment. Rich and robust reds, shocking pinks, and gorgeous greens all share the spotlight. The early ’80s are reflected in rebellious punk-rock studs, spikes, grommets, and silver sequins. On the softer side, expect transparent sheers, flounced cuffs, and beautiful crushed velvets appearing on everything from handbags to shoes.

Guests will be greeted with a champagne reception at 10:00 a.m. in the sunlit foyer and will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items. Beginning at 12:00 noon in the ballroom, there will be a live auction followed by the fashion show and a delicious lunch. After the show, Neiman Marcus will present a one-of-a-kind boutique for browsing and shopping in the foyer. Globe Guilders Kim Neapole, Lisa Berry Shaw,and Lynn Silva are the Celebrating Couture 2017 Co-Chairs; Jo Ann Kilty is the Honorary Chair. Over 600 supporters of The Old Globe from the San Diego community are expected to attend, including prominent philanthropists, heads of corporations, and representatives of major organizations.

All of San Diego is invited to support this annual event, now a can’t-miss staple on San Diego’s fashion calendar. Tickets start at $125. For information on reserving a table or a seat at the Fashion Show, please call Barbara Bolt at (619) 889-7121 or visit www.globeguilders.org/fashionshow2017. The Omni La Costa Resort & Spa is located at 2100 Costa del Mar Road, Carlsbad, CA 92009.

“The Globe Guilders Fashion Show has always been a San Diego highlight,” Honorary Chair Jo Ann Kilty says. “With the collaboration of Neiman Marcus, it just keeps getting better every year.

As the Globe’s volunteer auxiliary, the Globe Guilders have a long-standing tradition of supporting the diverse programs of this unique theatre, San Diego’s largest performing arts institution, and its year-round programming on three stages and throughout San Diego’s communities. This dedicated membership of women and men utilizes its collective talents and strengths to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs. These include Globe for All, AXIS, coLAB, Behind the Curtain, Bard Basics, Reflecting Shakespeare, Community Voices, Breaking Bread, Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio, Behind-the-Scenes and Bard Experience Tours, Free Student Matinees, Grinch Children’s Initiatives, Grinch sensory-friendly performances, School in the Park, Hoover High School Residency, seminars and forums, program translations, professional development for teachers, Globe Learning-Opportunities for Impact (including technical center internships and programs), and The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program.

The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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