Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
Far East Movement
Far East Movement

This will be the second year this iconic fashion event is hosted at The Orpheum. It’s a departure from the grand scale previously held at Fort Mason; perhaps a reflection of changing economic times. Regardless, this show remains the last major fashion event for fashion starved San Francisco. Macy’s has managed to successfully transition to a smaller venue with a smaller audience without sacrificing the glam. Last year’s show was a big hit and this year’s show may turn out even better with the addition of mega recording star Bruno Mars.

Multitalented singer, songwriter, producer and musician Bruno Mars, who is known for hits such as “Just the Way You Are” and “Grenade,” headlines the show. Also set to perform is electro-pop quartet Far East Movement, which shot to fame with chart-topping singles “Like a G6” and “Rocketeer” from their debut album, “Free Wired.” The group’s latest single “If I Was You” features rap artist Snoop Dogg. This year’s event benefits AIDS Emergency Fund, Glide Foundation and Project Open Hand.

“We are proud to support the ongoing programs provided to the community by AIDS Emergency Fund, Glide Foundation and Project Open Hand,” said Martine Reardon, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for Macy’s. “These organizations have a daily impact on those living with HIV/AIDS, providing services, financial support, education, meals and shelter.”

The excitement of the evening will continue with a fashionable and over-the-top “ARTlandish” after-party at The Asian Art Museum with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Taste Catering, DJ, dancing and much more!

This year’s show—themed ARTrageous—brings fall fashion from featured designers including Armani Jeans, Bar III, Calvin Klein, Papi, Rachel Rachel Roy,Tommy Girl, Kenneth Cole and Tracy Reese. Additionally, Macy’s is honored to present a special tribute celebrating the life and work of Passport’s Founding Chair, the legendary actress and AIDS activist, Dame Elizabeth Taylor.

“Fashion is truly a kinetic form of art. It’s always moving, always inspiring and ever-changing. As a background to the designer looks on the runway, the audience will enjoy a powerful visual show inspired by the arts,” said Mike Gansmoe, Macy’s Vice President of Special Productions. “From Degas to Banksy, ballet to breakdance, and everywhere in between, Macy’s Glamorama should prove to be an incredible journey.”

Follow this link to see images and video from last year’s Glamorama show.

2011 San Francisco Folsom Street Fair photo gallery

In spite of an early morning light rain and gray skies, throngs of fair goers showed up on schedule dressed in their favorite leather harnesses, latex and rubber, the skimpiest of outfits, or nothing at all. Various vendors and exhibitors were on hand to provide samples of their goods and offer demonstrations. By the afternoon, the sun broke through the haze as the crowd great larger. Some of the more popular attractions included the Janis spanking booth, various suspension demonstrations, and the ever popular Twister booth.

Overall, it was another successful run for this iconic San Francisco event. This is the PG-13 version. The full unfiltered gallery can be found here.