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Stars gear up for Macy's Passport show

September 9, 2010

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The star-studded Macy's Passport Fashion show is coming up next week. The annual event raises money for local charities and this year, it will be held in a glamorous new location.

"It is fun. Its fashion and glamour and you can't miss it," said Peter Gurski of Project Angel Food. "All of the beautiful people are here -- boys and girls."

The night will be filled with fashion, fantasy, music and magic. The 28th Annual Macy's Passport is just one week away and organizers are excited about its prospects.

"We are probably helping someone that you know," said Gurski. "So come on out, support us and have fun."

It all started in the Macy's employee cafeteria in 1982 to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS and has since grown, raising more than $28 million.

Event proceeds benefit Project Angel Food and AIDS Project Los Angeles.

"In this economy with the recession it has been really tough. With state budget cuts our clients have been hit really hard," said Craig Thompson of AIDS Project Los Angeles. "The funding this year is even more important than it would be in a particular year."

The show is transformed into a compilation of high end fashion and entertainment and has been renamed, Glamorama.

This year's show will include live performances from Macy Gray and Eric Hutchinson, alongside collections from Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs and Calvin Klein to name a few.

This year the show will be held at the historical Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles at 8 p.m. The new vibe is aimed at all audiences.

"There is not a bad seat in this theater," said Thompson. "It will be wonderful if you want to come out and have a great Thursday evening and see a great show. It is never hard to spot celebrities."