March 17, 2003

GM to stage 2nd annual Hollywood fashion show

Hollywood, California – Models, celebrities, and GM cars will star in GM’s 2nd annual ‘GM ten’ fashion show on Tuesday evening in Hollywood.

Celebrities including Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Eve, Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will model couture fashion from Gucci to Ralph Lauren as General Motors’ concept and classic vehicles take on the runway at a specially constructed pavilion on the corner of Sunset and Vine in the heart of Hollywood. The show will feature celebrity models in vintage and retro-inspired fashions and vehicles amidst a backdrop of images from the Hollywood’s most celebrated films. GM ten will benefit several celebrity charities and the American Breast Cancer Association.

“GM vehicles have shared a stage with film, music and fashion for the last 75 years, helping to shape the history of American pop culture,” said Mike Jackson, GM Western Region General Manager.

Models will be wearing fashions from Alberto Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian LaCroix, Collette Dinnigan, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Ellie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Escada, Gianfranco Ferre, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Hugo Boss, J. Lindeberg, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Varvatos, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar De La Renta, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Vera Wang, Versace, Yohji Yamamoto and Yves Saint Laurent.

In a setting melding fashion and vehicle design, the evening begins with cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at 9 p.m. followed by the fashion show and culminating with an after-party featuring special appearances by Hip-hop rap artist Eve and N.E.R.D. (a.k.a. the Neptune).

Innovative, cutting-edge GM concept and production vehicles including Buick Centieme, Cadillac SRX, Cadillac V-16, Chevrolet Cheyenne, GMC Canyon, HUMMER H2 SUT, Pontiac Bonneville GXP, Pontiac G6, Pontiac GTO and the Saab 9-3 Convertible will grace the runway to highlight the future of car design. Vintage GM cars also featured on the runway will include the 1927 Cadillac LaSalle, 1938 Buick Y-Job, 1940 Oldsmobile Woody Wagon, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, 1964 Pontiac GTO, 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1, 1987 Pontiac Fiero and the 1999 Buick Cielo.

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