Fashion For A Good Cause- THE BLUE JACKET FASHION SHOW
The Blue Jacket Fashion Show featured top fashion designers, celebrities, athletes, and musicians that came together to show their support for prostate cancer awareness. Designers were charged to create a blue jacket for the celebrities to wear in a fashion show. The Blue Jacket Initiative founded by Frederick Anderson and Laura Miller (Anderson/Miller) hosted this kick off event during New York Fashion Week: Men’s and opened with singer Ian Mellencamp performaing his new song `Headspace.’
CARSON KRESSLEY walked the runway wearing a blue brocade jacket by Nicole Miller, then settled into the role of MC to introduce the celebrites all wearing jackets or suits created by the participating designers. Among the models were: Comedian MARIO CANTONE was first out in an outfit by Haspel. CNN Anchor DON LEMON received thunderous applause appearing in a blue suit by Proper Cloth. SIMON DOONAN modeled an ensemble by Theory. received thunderous applause appearing in a blue suit by Proper Cloth. SIMON DOONAN modeled an ensemble by Theory. LEE TERGESEN was the model for Joseph Abboud. OMAR SHARIF Jr. modeled a creation by Ecuadorian designer Gustavo Moscoso, BILL NYE modeled a jacket bt Nicholas Graham. Former male supermodel ALEX LUNDQVIST modeled a jacket by Stephen Ferber and ALESSANDRO MELE modeled a jacket by Thom Brown. EMANUELE FLORA modeled the Rag & Bone outfit and VICTOR CRUZ closed out the show wearing a John Varvatos ensemble.
The surprise ending of the evening was an appearance by singer MELBA MOORE who rocked the audience with her incredible pipes.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Since 1993, PCF has raised more than $698 million and provided funding to more than 2000 research projects at nearly 200 cancer and universities in 23 countries around the world. Today, prostate cancer remains the second leading cause of death in American men, with a man being diagnosed with prostate cancer every 3.3 minutes.