The Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefit

Victor Cruz brings his star power to the runway of The Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefit.

 
 

Guest, celebrity walkers and designer contributors include - (left to right) Melba Moore, Gustavo Moscoso and Omar Sharif Jr, and Maggie Norris and Nicole Miller.

 

Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefit

NY's Whos Who Comes Together For The Prostate Cancer Foundation.

The inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner was held at Pier 59 Studios during New York Men’s Fashion Week. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, the Blue Jacket Fashion Show benefited the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), founded by philanthropist and financier Michael Milken. Money raised will go towards funding cutting-edge research that will save, extend and improve the lives of not only prostate cancer patients but other cancer patients as well.

The show brought together the fashion, entertainment, sports, healthcare, and media worlds around a national platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues, with an emphasis on prostate cancer. Coinciding with February’s Cancer Prevention Month and New York Men’s Fashion Week, the Blue Jacket Fashion Show included designers such as John Varvatos, Nick Graham, Joseph Abboud, Nicole Miller, Rag and Bone, Proper Cloth, Stephen F, Maggie Norris, Gustavo Moscoso, Thom Browne and Haspel who used their creative talents to “reinvent” the traditional blue blazer.

 

Keytt Lundqvist and Alex Lundqvist.

 
 

Always at his best the impeccable Simon Doonan. Inset photos from top, Don Lemon, Lee Tergesen, Mario Cantone, Jack Griffo.

 

A Star Filled Event.

Those walking the runway wearing one-of-a-kind blue jackets included models, actors, athletes, members of the media, and business titans. Among those walking were actor Mario Cantone, musician and model Ian Mellencamp, New York Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz, TV personality Carson Kressley, science educator and host of the forthcoming Netflix series Bill Nye Saves the World Bill Nye, New York Yankees Pitcher  CC Sabathia, New York Post’s Richard Johnson, model Alex Lundqvist, and CNN Anchor Don Lemon. Several of the specially designed jackets modeled during the show will be auctioned off with proceeds going to the Prostate Cancer Foundation. The Blue Jacket Fashion Show.

 

The fashion show was followed by a cocktail reception and a 3-course dinner which Featured seasonal ingredients and Mediterranean inspired dishes, designed by Executive Chef Simone Cucchiara. While guests were enjoying dinner, President and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Dr. Jonathan Simons, addressed the attendees and thanked them for making it a memorable first Blue Jacket event in support of prostate cancer research and hoping to see everyone next year, in such making the Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner a new annual event. A silent auction was held, that featuried sought-after sports memorabilia and original artworks, all proceeds benefiting the Prostate Cancer Foundation

 

For more information about The Blue Jacket Fashion Show, please visit bluejacketfashionshow.org

 

Nick Graham and Bill Nye.

 
 

Richard Johnson, of New York's Daily News walked in the show.

 
 

Ian Mellencamp performs at the The Blue Jacket Fashion Show Benefit. All Photos Patrick McMullan.