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Press Release: Globe Guilders Fashion Show

Your Coverage Is Invited as the GLOBE GUILDERS Host 28th Annual Couture Fashion Show to Raise Funds for The Old Globe: CELEBRATING COUTURE 2018,
Featuring Fall Collections of Celebrated Couture and Prêt-à-Porter Designers,

Dedicated in loving memory to Peggy Matthews

Who: 500+ supporters of The Old Globe from the San Diego community—including prominent philanthropists, heads of corporations, representatives of major organizations, serious arts lovers and fashionistas—will mingle, bid on silent and live auction items, and enjoy the fashion show while raising funds for The Old Globe. Globe Guilders President Kim Neapole is this year’s Celebrating Couture Chair. The Globe’s Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields will be joined by Neiman Marcus’s Vice President/General Manager Tom Melody and Public Relations Manager Ida Sandico-Whitaker. (All available for interviews)

What: The 28th annual fashion show and luncheon, Celebrating Couture 2018, presented by the Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus, to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Neiman Marcus is producing The Art of Fashion, an exclusively curated show featuring the Fall collections of several celebrated designers, with an exclusive preview of gowns from Zac Posen’s Pre-Fall 2018 Collection, as well as Naeem Khan, Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, and Marchesa.

Where: Costa Del Mar Ballroom, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa; 2100 Costa Del Mar Road, Carlsbad, 92009.


When: Thursday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; 10:00 a.m. Champagne reception and silent auction. 12:00 noon – Live auction and opportunity drawing; fashion show and luncheon; head-to-toe shopping.

Tickets: $155 and up, call Joydelee Marrow at (858) 382-1672 or visit www.Guilders18.gesture.com or www.globeguilders.org/fashionshow2018.

Details: From New York to Milan, fashion has become the creative platform to reflect a world of assertion and empowerment. The 2018 Fall trends include peacock hues in an eye-catching palette of saturated blues and greens; leather everything, matte or patent from top to toe; power tailoring, strong shoulders, and double-breasted shapes; and anytime sequins. Mix, match, and layer fierce animal prints—leopard, zebra, tiger, and more. Accessorize with Western or lace-up boots, chunky but chic; top-flap handbags; smoky-crystal and jet-black jewelry; and glowing, luminous, selfie-perfect skin that makes every social media post perfection. Attendees will see how top designers bring these disparate trends to life on the catwalk, and then shop to take them home!

Why: As The Old Globe’s volunteer auxiliary, the Globe Guilders have a long-standing tradition of supporting the diverse programs of this unique theatre—one of San Diego’s largest not-for-profit performing arts organizations and a national treasure—and its year-round programming on three stages and throughout San Diego’s communities, reaching 250,000 people on its campus every year. This dedicated membership of women and men utilizes its collective talents and strengths to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs, helping to make theatre matter to more people. These innovative programs, which touched the lives of nearly 40,000 San Diegans last year, include the Globe for All Tours, live professional theatrical productions performed in community centers, libraries, correctional facilities, and schools throughout the region; 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; sensory-friendly performances; School in the Park; 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.

For the 12th year, Neiman Marcus will present the CELEBRATING COUTURE fashion show through its Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, a national umbrella program that concentrates the store’s charitable efforts toward supporting community arts experiences for youth.

Note: This year the Globe Guilders Fashion Show is honoring Peggy Matthews as a beacon of fashion and a longtime supporter of The Old Globe. Fashion informed most of Matthews’s life, 17 years of which she spent as Midwest Editor at Mademoiselle magazine, based in Chicago. As part of her responsibilities, she traveled across America to stage fashion events. She mingled with iconic couturiers and also enthusiastically worked with student fashion organizations. After she retired, she and her husband Bob moved to San Diego, where she was persuaded to accept the position of Regional Promotions Director for the Broadway department store. She was a consummate volunteer, managing publicity for a myriad of organizations here in San Diego. With her background deeply imbedded in fashion, the fact that Matthews gave generous monetary gifts to the Globe Guilders and The Old Globe costume department surprises no one. Hats off to Peggy!

Globe Guilders Media Contact: Kim Neapole:  (847) 421-2995, kneapole@yahoo.com.

Please confirm with Susan Chicoine, schicoine@theoldglobe.org, (619) 238-0043 x2352, (619) 325-9416 (cell)orAlejandra Enciso-Dardashti, PR Associate aenciso@TheOldGlobe.org, (619) 238-0043 x2356.