Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will have its fashion moment right at the beginning of the procession.
“It’s a majestic coat dress that swings really well” said Amy Kule, Macy’s executive producer of the parade, describing what she’ll be marching in. It’s a princess line swing coat in shocking pink, created by Tony-Award winning costume designer, William Ivey Long. The coat has matching inset leather and nickel closures, and is accessorized with a hand-painted scarf depicting scenes from the parade, black leather gloves, boots and a Patricia Underwood bowler.
“The first hour of the parade is really dedicated to Broadway which Macy’s has always supported, so connecting with William made sense,” Kule said. “He’s the epitome of what Broadway is all about and he immediately understood what we were trying to achieve — a balance. It’s both a showpiece, and a really beautiful coat.”
As per parade tradition, Kule cuts the ribbon to kick off the spectacle and will be first out on the parade route ahead of the big balloons and marching bands which head south on Central Park West to Sixth Avenue and down to Herald Square.