Left: Fash Bash show producer JoAnn Young, left,
and Dayton's fashion manager Laura Abramson,
right, select the latest fashions to be worn in the
show at the Fox Theatre.
Below: Choreographer/director Myron Johnson
conducts last-minute rehearsals with the Ballet of
the Dolls dancers.
PHOTOS BY MIKE HABERMAN
You see it on the Fash Bash stage and
it looks great. But can you apply it to
your own wardrobe? Absolutely.
Here's what the fashion mavens have
to say about the upcoming trends:
Do- Use all the wonderful new col-
ors for fall: burgundy, russets and gold.
Do —Use them with a fl at front pant
and new shapes.
DON'T - Use monoto-
ne colors head to toe.
DO --- Dress up and have
fun with a faux jewel or
DON'T Take yourself
too seriously or use syn-
thetics from top to bottom.
Do -- Add a fitted ski
sweater to a work pant or
throw a slim ski jacket
over a suit.
DON'T —Think that a
Left: Fash Bashers can hop, skip and
walk to the State and Fox theatres for
the three-part party.
bulky parka from your
closet is just the touch
your wardrobe needs.
Above: Pop one on at the State Theatre.
In one of the thousands of balloons will
be a $2,000 cash certificate.
els are working the runway wearing the
M.A.C. Viva Glam couture collection."
The collection consists of Viva Glam red
outfits donated (100 percent of the pro-
ceeds from Viva Glam go to the M.A.C.
AIDS Fund) for use in the show and oth-
er ventures by fashion bigwigs such as
Katherine Hamnett, Matsuda, Todd
Oldham and Bob Mackie.
"The best part about making this
show," says Minneapolis-based Dayton's
fashion manager Laura Abramson, "is
that we are putting on a show for peo-
ple who really want to see fashion. The
Detroit crowds have made this the fash-
ion event of the year, and it makes it so
much fun for us."
"We have had the pleasure of work-
ing this year with 'Flying by Foy,' the
group that has been staging flying in
theaters for the likes of Peter Pan for
over 40 years now," says Young. She
adds that the character Helen flies in
and out of several scenes and also has
a spectacular tumbling sequence in the
show. Hmmm . . . sort of like Mary Lou
Retton meets Mary McFadden?
Also spotlighted in the show are
Canadian-born French singer Francine
Roche; the one-man band antics of Bob
Scoggin; the jazz-funk sound of The
Hornheads; and Cynthia Johnson
singing a remake of her '80s hit Funky
Fash Bash '96, will be held Wednes-
day, July 31, at the State and Fox
theatres. Depending on the ticket
Anything in burgundy
Tailored ski sweaters
Hudson's Fash Bash: Haute couture.
price, the evening includes pre- and
post-festiVities (tastefest and live auc-
tion featuring 50 packages) at the
State Theatre. The auction begins at
6 p.m. for $150 (gold) and $100 (sil-
ver) patron ticket holders. The Hud-
son's fashion extrava-
ganza show will be at 8
p.m. at the Fox Theatre.
Tickets range from $25-$150 and are
available by calling the DIA ticket of-
fice at (313) 833-2323, Ticketmaster
or the Fox Theatre. For more infor-
mation, call the Fash Bash Hotline
at (313) 833-1148.