Elle Macpherson

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Avril Lavigne

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Mary J Blige

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Mary J Blige, Elle Macpherson and Avril Lavigne were among the A-list celebs who helped to celebrate Thanksgiving yesterday at department store Macy’s annual parade in New York, which sees giant cartoon-character balloons float through Manhattan, watched by crowds of millions in person and live on TV.


Elle cosied up in a merlot-coloured knit, faux-fur gilet and on-trend merlot fedora, while Mary warded off the winter sunshine with a fierce pair of shades and accessorised her grey flannel coat with an animal-print scarf and bling earrings. Avril opted for a snow-coloured puffa coat with faux-fur collar and black fingerless gloves.


Cee Lo Green, Neil Diamond and Miss America were also at the parade, which dates back to 1924 and starts near Central Park, moving down through Times Square and 6th Avenue before finishing at 34th Street.

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By Harriet Reuter Hapgood