The Inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner benefiting The Prostate Cancer Foundation featured Carson Kressley, Bill Nye, Mario Cantone and more
It was a great honor to attend the inaugural Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner which was held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Pier 59 Studios during New York Men’s Fashion Week. In partnership with Johnson & Johnson, the Blue JacketFashion Show benefited the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), founded by philanthropist and financierMichael 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.
Alessandro Mele, Bonnie Pfeifer Evans (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
The Blue Jacket Fashion 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 BlueJacket 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.
Ian Mellencamp in Maggie Norris (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
Richard Johnson (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
Victor Cruz in John Varvatos (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
CC Sabathia in John Varvatos (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
Don Lemon in Proper Cloth (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
Lee Tergesen in Joseph Abboud (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
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.
Carson Kressley (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
The fashion show was followed by a cocktail reception and a 3-course dinner, featuring 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, making the Blue Jacket Fashion Show and Dinner a new annual event. A silent auction was also held, featuring sought-after sports memorabilia and original artworks, all proceeds benefiting the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
As the world;s largest healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson is committed to creating and bringing to market life-changing cancer therapies for the people who need them most. In addition to partnering with the Blue Jacket campaign to help raise awareness of prostate cancer prevention and treatment options, Johnson & Johnson has also committed to donate $1 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for every photo shared using the free Johnson & Johnson Donate a Photo app. For every 30 photos that are shared, one hour of research and development for breakthrough treatment will be funded.
Maggie Norris, Nicole Miller (Photo Credit: Patrick McMullan)
“Today, our work being done in precision oncology research is unprecedented with new discoveries happening daily,” said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, president and chief executive officer of PCF. “Our continually expanding global research enterprise brings together the brightest minds in prostate cancer research and other scientific areas to collaborate across borders and institutional lines. This team approach has sparked and accelerated innovative projects that deliver life-saving results and are bringing us closer than ever to a cure. We are very pleased to team with the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to help raise awareness and additional funding for prostate cancer research. Curing together, we can change the future for all cancer patients.”
About The Prostate Cancer Foundation
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 2,000 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.
Despite these statistics, PCF has helped lower the prostate cancer death rate by more than 50% by funding ground breaking research with a streamlined funding model that has been replicated by leading research organizations across the country. Today, by accelerating public awareness and advancing medical solutions with more promising drug candidates in the pipeline, PCF is empowering men and their friends and families to proactively manage their lives and live longer and healthier lives. For more information about the Prostate Cancer Foundation, please visit pcf.org.
About The Blue Jacket Initiative
The Blue Jacket Fashion Show is the kick-off event for The Blue Jacket Initiative founded by Frederick Anderson and Laura Miller (Anderson/Miller). The Blue Jacket Initiative is a national awareness campaign designed to demystify and create a platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues. Anderson/ Miller is a marketing and promotion agency based in New York City.
For more information about The Blue Jacket Fashion Show, please visit bluejacketfashionshow.org
Joseph Abboud Instagram Contest @JAApparelWhat better way to kick off the holiday season than with a giveaway for dapper dudes. Tis the Season for Suits is Joseph Abboud’s first social media contest where customers have twelve chances to win prizes for their wardrobe including accessories, trousers, sportcoats and even a custom Made to Measure suit. Launching December 1st through 12th, followers can participate in the instagram contest by uploading and tagging a photo of their favorite suit to win any of the below prizes. Daily winners will be selected by Creative Director Bernardo Rojo and the Joseph Abboud design team.Prizes:
December 1st: Joseph Abboud belt, tie, and cuff links (valued at $205)
December 2nd: Joseph Abboud glasses of your choice (Valued at $180)
December 3rd: Custom Made-To-Measure trousers (valued at $225)
December 4th: Fall 2012 messenger bag (valued at $230)
December 5th: Custom Made-To-Measure trousers (valued at $225)
December 6th: Joseph Abboud Collection watch (valued at $330)
December 7th: Fall 2012 weekender tote bag (valued at $350)
December 8th: Fall 2012 weekender tote bag (valued at $350)
December 9th: Custom Made-To-Measure sportcoat (valued at $695)
December 10th: Custom Made-To-Measure sportcoat (valued at $695)
December 11th: Custom Made-To-Measure suit (valued at $895)
December 12th: Custom Made-To-Measure suit (valued at $895)
1. Follow @JosephAbboudBrand on Instagram (http://instagram.com/
Take a photo of your most fashionable suit (any brand)
2. Tag @JosephAbboudBrand and add the hashtag #TisTheSeasonForSuits to the caption.
3. Upload your photo to Instagram.
Bernardo Rojo for Joseph Abboud @JAApparel S/S 2013
Tai and I had a super busy day yesterday and we were so happy to make it to the Joseph Abboud spring 2013 runway show at the New York Public Library. It was a full house and the venue was buzzing with Fashion Week excitement. The music was suspenseful and the models wore white Common Project sneakers to complete the look.
We took some street style pics for Cosmo UK as well!
The show commenced with live music and intense visuals. The runway was a square and the models and clothes were phenomenal. The tailored pants, the bright patent leather jackets and the zip open hoods were just some of my favorite looks.
Joseph Abboud S/S 2013 from heydoyou on Vimeo.
Here are my favorite looks from the crowd that attended the show.
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The star studded event brought out some familiar faces and Joseph Abboud fans.
Backstage with Kellan Lutz, Ryan Lochte, Alexander Ludwig, Hunter Parrish, and Daniel Gillies.
Spring 2013 Accessories.
What a great way to kick of Fashion Week! Thanks Agentry PR for the invite 🙂
See more at http://www.facebook.com/JosephAbboudCollection
Joseph Abboud (@JAApparel) Runway Show
Day ONE of New York Fashion Week and last night’s Joseph Abboud Runway Show could not have been a better kickoff point!
Back after a seven-year absence, all American designer Joseph Abboud showcased his Fall/Winter 2012 Collection of perfectly tailored and sophisticated Menswear at The Marine & Aviation Terminal, Pier 57. With the spotlight on Bernardo Rojo, the creative brains behind the operation, the crowd couldn’t have been more pleased. The color scheme was generally neutral—mostly grey and beige tones with maroon occasionally.
Here’s a sneak preview of some of the outfits from the show and a video of the finale!
Joseph Abboud FW12 from heydoyou on Vimeo.
Find out more on www.josephabboud.com