Legendary Fashion Designer B Michael Partners with Macy’s to Present His Debut Runway Fashion Show at the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards Luncheon on Feb. 4

Actress and Singer Brandy Norwood to model his iconic designs in the

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Macy’s has partnered with couture and ready-to-wear designer B Michael
to produce the first b Michael America runway fashion show at this
year’s NAACP Image Awards luncheon, which honors the nominees of the 47th
annual NAACP Image Awards, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at the Langham
Hotel in Pasadena, CA. Actress and singer Brandy Norwood, known for her
work on “Moesha,” “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer,” and
“Cinderella,” will walk in the fashion show. B Michael previously
dressed the star for her media junkets during her run in “Chicago” on
Broadway and also collaborated with her costume designer on her new
series for BET, “Zoe Ever After.”

Following a panel discussion, the fashion show will feature social
dresses from the b Michael America Red collection, available exclusively
at select Macy’s stores and on macys.com, and close with several pieces
from his couture collection.

“I’m proud to be a part of the NAACP Image Awards luncheon and celebrate
the exemplary works by the undeniably talented nominees who work so hard
to promote diversity in the arts,” said B Michael. “It’s an honor to
dress Brandy again for the fashion show, and I’m grateful to have the
continued support of Macy’s, which has been such a valuable partner.”

Known for designing dresses for icons such as Whitney Houston, Lena
Horne, Cicely Tyson, and Valerie Simpson, B Michael launched his
ready-to-wear collection b Michael America Red at Macy’s in 2012 to
reach a broader audience. The easy-to-wear collection, which ranges in
price between $225 for dresses to $650 for gowns, offers a contemporary
spin on the designer’s signature haute couture style, resulting in a
simple yet sophisticated look.

“Macy’s is extremely excited to be a part of the NAACP Image Awards
luncheon with B Michael, who is such an inspiring talent and leader in
the fashion community,” said Louis Mastrogiacomo, Macy’s executive vice
president and general merchandise manager of ready-to-wear. “We look
forward to our continued partnership and the success of b Michael
America Red at Macy’s.”

About Macy’s

Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers
fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 734
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, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in
southern California — are known internationally and are leading
destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition,
and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy’s helps
strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving
more than $69 million each year to help make a difference in the lives
of our customers.

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our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.


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