Macy’s Passport 2008 Gala in Santa Monica, Ca. (September 25, 08)

 An incredible night to remember for a great cause. The event raised $130,000 from the auction and a total of $1.45 million overall. The goal was $1.3 million. It started with a fabulous pre-party with gourmet food with a crowd of celebrities and fashion industry people plus guests. Everyone was moved inside the hanger for the Live Auction by none other than Sharon Stone followed by the wonderful show and entertainers. Sharon did her blunt job for the auction to raise more money while being personal and harsh but in the end, it was about raising money. Designer Christian Agudigier was a huge influence, donater and part of the event. Pictured here with Sharon Stone below. The evening continued with a post party where guests were treated to desserts, treats and gift bags. Mark this on your calender to attend and donate for the future.

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Passport Los Angeles promises to bring music, mesmerizing multi media, models and theatrics to its infamous 120′ runway. Featured collections will include Ben Sherman, INC, Calvin Klein, Alfani Red, and Ed Hardy.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008
VIP Tent, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center

5:30 p.m. – Passport Lounge Gourmet Cuisine and Cocktails
Presented by American Express, 1600 Guest, Cocktail Attire
7:30 p.m. – Show Seating
8:00 p.m. – Live Auction followed by Passport 2008 Fashion Show,
Post Show Cast & Crew Party

Macy’s Passport 2008 Update


Post Show Cast & Crew Party  Benefactor @ $1,000 Each
Includes: Pass to Passport Lounge, Most Preferred Show Seating, Program Acknowledgement, Gift Bag, Valet Parking, Post Show Cast & Crew Party

Patron @ $500 Each
Includes: Pass to Passport Lounge, Preferred Show Seating, Program Acknowledgement, Gift Bag, Valet Parking, Post Show Cast & Crew

General Tickets @ $85 (

General Tickets on sale Sunday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m., through Ticketmaster online at or by phone.

Macy’s is grateful to our Restaurant, Food and Beverage Donors

Angelini Osteria, Chakra, Chaya Venice, The Grille at the Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica, Gyu-Kaku, Jer-Ne Restaurant + Bar at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey, Kerrygold, Locanda del Lago, Melograno, Michael’s Restaurant, Monrose Catering, Salt Creek Grille, See’s Candies, Tart Restaurant, Wilson Café & Bar


Fashion Inform:

HIV Prevention 101,
Friday, September 26, 2008,
Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center

5:00 p.m. – Cocktail & Hors d’oeuvres Reception
6:30 p.m. – Show Seating
7:00 p.m. – Passport Fashion Show

Acknowledging the devastating effects HIV/AIDS was having on the world and future generations, Macy’s sought to educate young adults about prevention, and detection. In 2003 Macy’s Passport hosted its first Teen Night in Los Angeles. This unique experience offers guests an evening of fun, food, education, fashion and compassion. Los Angeles High Schools are selected in the early spring of each year, with tickets not being sold or marketed to the public. Fashion Inform, HIV Prevention 101 is an evening underwritten by Macy’s West.

2008 participating schools include:

Huntington Park High School
John Marshall High School
Roosevelt High School
Santa Monica High School
Taft High School
Washington Preparatory High School
King/Drew Magnet High School of Medicine and Science



Passport In-Store is a shopping event to benefit local HIV/AIDS research, care, prevention and education programs. Buy a $10 ticket and save 10-20% on most of your Macy’s purchases, plus receive an additional $10 off of one purchase of $25 or more. All ticket proceeds go directly to participating HIV/AIDS organizations. Tickets can be purchased from participating Macy’s Stores or organizations. While shopping you may enjoy informal modeling, dressing seminars, cooking demonstrations, live music, beverages and more.

Tickets go on sale in-store September 12, 2008

Since its inception Passport In-Store has raised over $2.5 million for participating HIV/AIDS organizations.

Your $10 ticket affords you:

  • Regular, sale & clearance women’s, men’s and kids’ apparel and accessories; fine, bridge and fashion jewelry. PLUS: bed and bath, house wares, china, crystal, silver, frames and luggage, electrics and technology items.
  • 10% off regular, sale and clearance furniture, mattresses and area rugs.

Friday, October 3: Discount only

Saturday, October 4: Special Events and Discount

Beverly Center, Sherman Oaks, South Coast Plaza, Fashion Valley, Mission Valley, Palm Desert,
Victoria Gardens



Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Foothill AIDS Project

PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)

The Wall Las Memorias

UCLA AIDS Institute

Keith Haring artwork © Estate of Keith Haring.