Globe Guilders.

For San Diego fashionistas, Monday, August 22 can’t come soon enough! This year, the Globe Guilders and Neiman Marcus will present the art of fashion from the Fall Collections of a special group of designers that will include both couture and prêt-à-porter. Pieces will be chosen from the Neiman Marcus 2016 Conclave in Dallas, where the top trends are previewed by all Neiman Marcus stores. We expect to see the gorgeous fall looks that graced the runway in New York, like blush tones, new florals and opulent embellishments. Lush velvets and capes are sure to be part of the mix. A new feature this year will be the inclusion of show-stopping shoes and on-trend handbags.

The Guilders are proud to bring this highly anticipated couture event to San Diego each year. The Celebrating Couture 2016 fashion show will be in the newly constructed ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Marina San Diego, and will feature a stunning 90-foot runway! On the day of the event, guests will be greeted with a champagne reception, enjoy live and silent auctions, a delicious lunch and of course, the main event – the New York-styled fashion show, featuring professional models and presented by Neiman Marcus. Afterwards, there will be a head-to-toe boutique where guests may view the stunning creations and place orders for their favorite designs.

This is the 26th annual fashion show to benefit The Old Globe’s artistic, arts engagement, education and community programs. Former Guilder President Linda Van Vark is the Celebrating Couture 2016 Chair, and Honorary Chairs are Barbara and Dick Enberg with Stacey and Robert Foxworth. Mr. Enberg, a longtime NBC sportscaster and former host of CBS’s “Sports Challenge,” once called sports broadcasting “a piece of theater.” He penned the 2008 one-man play McGuire, a tribute to late broadcast partner Al McGuire, and has appeared on “Where’s Huddles?,” “The King of Queens,” and in movies Rollerball, Heaven Can Wait, The Naked Gun, and Mr. 3000. Mrs. Enberg’s love of theater began in high school, ushering for Massachusetts’ Berkshire Theater Festival when Ann Bancroft, James Coco and Elaine May were regulars. She later acted in the 1967 Anthony Perkins/Tuesday Weld movie Pretty Poison. Mrs. Enberg currently runs interior design firm B.E. Designs in La Jolla and serves on the La Jolla Music Society’s Board of Directors. Robert Foxworth, an Old Globe Associate Artist and Board member, made his Broadway debut in 1969’s Henry V, and starred in Globe productions Other Desert Cities, Inherit the Wind, August: Osage County, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Love Letters and Antony and Cleopatra. His numerous television and movie credits include “Falcon Crest,” “Six Feet Under,” the “Star Trek” franchise series, “Law & Order,” “LateLine” with Al Franken, and the voice of autobot Ratchet in all Transformers films. Stacey Foxworth, who met Bob while he was performing in Below the Belt at the Globe, was a Beverly Hills real estate broker and investor before becoming a volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) who worked with foster children, the court system, and at-risk children – and their continued education – and for many years.

The Globe Guilders are a volunteer-based group of individuals who donate their talents and strengths to enhance the diverse programs at The Old Globe. Fashion Show Reservations: (619) 889-7121 or 

Photo Credit: Doug Gates