Nordstrom Designer Preview 2014

Last Thursday, more than 550 fashion lovers from all over the country converged in a cavernous cruise-ship terminal on the outskirts of Seattle to join us in celebrating our 28th annual Designer Preview.

Nordstrom friends like Vogue Market Editor Cynthia Smith, Seattle Art Museum president Jaennae’ Dinius, rising musician Hollis and our Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim—among countless other notables—mingled during an evening complete with a cocktail reception, an incredible runway show and shopping fall ’14 collections. Read more to see some of our favorite highlights from this stylish soiree.

Vogue Market editor Cynthia Smith models an impulse buy.

Singer Hollis (of “White Walls” fame) gives some love to our Poketo pop-in.

Nordstrom Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim talks to the press.

After cocktails and hors d’oeuvre, guests headed to the fall ’14 runway show that our teams put together featuring a number of looks from just some of our favorite designer labels, like Lanvin, Dries Van Noten and Christian Dior. Runway favorite DJ Javier Peral supplied the tunes; listen to the soundtrack he created for us, which will live on for posterity alongside those he’s designed for Jason Wu, Kenzo, Carolina Herrera and loads of other designers.


Christian Dior

Donna Karan


Dries Van Noten



Marc Jacobs

Michael Kors

Oscar de la Renta

Stella McCartney


Beautiful selfies everywhere.

After the runway show, attendees descended on the racks to pre-order the styles from the show and we threw open the doors to the loading docks outside, where models and guests alike were treated to fragrant crepes and delicious donuts courtesy of our favorite food trucks.

Guests and models line up for food-truck treats.

The sweetest part? The party helped raise $190,000 to fund the Seattle Art Museum’s upcoming Pop Departures exhibition, which launches in October.

Our thanks to all who were able to join us; we hope to see everyone again next year! For more happenings near you, check out what’s coming up on the calendar at your favorite Nordstrom.