Carson Kressley to Host ‘Makeover Miracles’ at Outlets of Des Moines

Online nominations are now open for participants

Des Moines, IA (Oct 2, 2017) – Celebrity stylist and Emmy award-winning television personality Carson Kressley is bringing his unparalleled fashion expertise to the Des Moines region. The famed style commentator will host ‘Makeover Miracles’ fashion show and makeovers of local participants at Outlets of Des Moines at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Kressley is perhaps best known as a member of the “Fab Five” from Bravo’s pioneering reality show Queer Eye. He later went on to host his own shows: How to Look Good Naked on Lifetime and Carson Nation on the Oprah Winfrey Network. He is a frequent contributor to Good Morning America and the E! Network. Kressley is also a fashion designer and author of a series of best- selling books on style.

Outlets of Des Moines has teamed up with Carson Kressley to provide the opportunity to give ‘a special someone’ a well-deserved day of pampering. ‘Makeover Miracles’ fashion show and makeover is free to the public and will feature the latest fall fashions for a fraction of the cost. Based on entries received, a few lucky contest winners will be selected to strut their stuff and show off incredible before and after results in front of a live audience at Outlets of Des Moines. 

Outlets of Des Moines is looking for nominees that always put others before themselves, or maybe it is someone that just had a major life change, what matters is that person deserves something special.  To nominate a worthy individual please visit Entries are due by October 8.

‘Makeover Miracles’ is just one of many free events planned as part of Grand Opening weekend. The celebration begins Thursday, Oct. 19 with the “Open Doors. Open Hearts.” Charity Preview Night. Visit for a complete list of grand opening festivities.


Thursday, Oct. 19

 “Open Doors. Open Hearts.” Charity Preview Night, 5-9 p.m.: Tickets are $20 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting twenty local charities. Purchase tickets at


Friday, Oct. 20

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at 9:30 a.m., open to the public
First day of public shopping from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 21

BBQ Cook-Off Judged by Grill Master Big Moe Cason and local celebrities
Come out and enjoy the aromas of this delicious contest!

2:00 p.m. - Rib Turn In 
2:30 p.m. - Chicken Turn In
3:00 p.m. - Sausage Turn In
5:00 p.m. - Awards  

Carson Kressley ‘Makeover Miracles’ fashion show and makeovers at 3 p.m.

Country Musician Jason Brown 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Store hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 22

Kids Day featuring The Imagination Movers 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A wide range of fun activities for kids and their families, including face painting, balloon art, character greetings and more! Imagination Movers performances at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

For details on these events, visit

Store hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


About Outlets of Des Moines
Real Brands. Unreal Savings. Save up to 70 percent off on America's most desired brands at Outlets of Des Moines, an open-air lifestyle destination developed by New England Development. Discover such popular stores as Converse, Express Factory Store, francesca’s, LOFT Outlet, Nike Factory Store, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, and Vera Bradley. Located at 801 Bass Pro Drive, NW in Altoona, Iowa, Outlets of Des Moines is readily accessible by car and by public transportation. 

Beginning October 1, DART’s Route 17 service to Altoona, which currently stops at Walmart, will be extended to Outlets of Des Moines.

Visit for a full directory listing and follow Outlets of Des Moines on Facebook @OutletsofDesMoines, Twitter @OutletsofDSM and Instagram @OutletsofDSM.


About New England Development 
For 40 years, New England Development has taken a creative, entrepreneurial approach to real estate development and management, delivering and sustaining successful projects across a wide range of property types and across the country. New England Development’s growing portfolio of retail projects includes an exciting mix of outlet centers including Asheville Outlets in Asheville, North Carolina; Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach, Florida; Outlets of Little Rock in Little Rock, Arkansas; and Clarksburg Premium Outlets in Clarksburg, Maryland. Outlets of Des Moines in Altoona, Iowa, is opening October 20, 2017.