Globe Guilders Host 30th Annual Fashion Show to Support The Old Globe

| March 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Globe Guilders presents Celebrating Couture 2020, their 30th annual fashion show and luncheon, presented by Neiman Marcus, to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs and support the impact the Globe makes in the San Diego community and across the nation. Neiman Marcus is producing a special treat for the audience this year with a rare exclusive—they will be privileged to be the first fashionistas to view the Southern California debut of the fabulous Marchesa Couture Pre-Fall and Fall 2020 collections.

The Chair for this extraordinary fashion event is Elizabeth Helming, joined by Co-Chair Jo Ann Kilty and President of the Globe Guilders Pamela Maudsley-Merrill. Celebrating Couture 2020 will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 31 at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, located at 3777 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122.

Guests will be greeted with a sunlit champagne reception at 10 a.m. in the glass-enclosed Vicino Ballroom, which will offer the chance to bid on silent auction items. The live auction and opportunity drawing begin at noon in the Aventine Ballroom, followed by the fabulous Marchesa fashion show and a delicious lunch. After the show, Neiman Marcus will present a one-of-a-kind boutique for browsing and shopping in the foyer.

Marchesa Couture Pre-Fall and Fall 2020 collections draw inspiration from the studies of horses by Edgar Degas (1834–1917). In these works, Degas captured a unique sense of motion, enabling the viewer to imagine the drawings come to life by following the sophisticated movements of charcoal on paper. The natural beauty of these works invites a feeling of rhythm, freedom, and pace.

Marchesa is a global fashion brand featuring elegant evening wear, ready-to-wear, and one-of-a-kind couture designs. Since its launch, Marchesa has become renowned for its distinctive romantic aesthetic.

“This spectacular event provides funds for The Old Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs, enabling the underserved communities of San Diego and Imperial Counties the opportunities to see, learn, and participate—and making theatre matter to more people,” offered Pamela Maudsley-Merrill, president of the Globe Guilders.

As The Old Globe’s volunteer auxiliary, the Globe Guilders are a dedicated group of women and men who utilize their collective talents and strengths to benefit the Globe’s artistic and arts engagement programs, helping to make theatre matter to more people. These innovative programs, which over the past five years have impacted the lives of more than 100,000 San Diegans, include Globe for All—our tour of live professional theatre performed for free in community centers, homeless shelters, libraries, correctional facilities, and schools throughout the region.

All serious arts lovers and fashionistas are invited to support this can’t-miss staple of San Diego’s fashion calendar. Tickets and additional information is available by visiting or

The Marchesa fashion line has become renowned for its distinctive romantic aesthetic style.

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