NYFW Blue Jacket

Scene: The fourth annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show at Pier59 Studios. The event brought together the entertainment, fashion, healthcare, and media worlds. Those walking the runway included actors, athletes, models, patient advocates, and TV personalities. The Show included fashion designs from Brooks Brothers, Bruno Magli, Hugo Boss, John Varvatos, Michael Kors, and Thom Browne. The founders Frederick Anderson and Laura Miller created this event to raise awareness of men’s health issues with an emphasis on cancer education, especially prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men.  
Talent for the show: Hair by lead hairstylist Jorge Luis and team using V76 by Vaughn which celebrates the tradition of men’s grooming with an American sensibility; Makeup by lead makeup artist Mary Irwin and team using Menaji, the first men’s cosmetic and makeup product line to address the unique needs of men’s skin; Nails Jackie Saulsbery for Suite Eleven. Above photo, Young Paris, recording artist who is redefining electronic dance music with his Afrobeats, wearing Hugo Boss.

Scene: Dr. Mehmet Oz, cardiothoracic surgeon and host of The Dr. Oz Show, wearing Bruno Magli.

Scene: Alex Lundqvist, world renowned male supermodel. Versace booked him for a worldwide campaign with Helena Christensen, shot by Bruce Weber which led to Lagerfeld campaigns in Europe and Guess in the US, is considered one of the ten most iconic male models of all time by Models.com, wearing Stephen-F.

Scene: Nigel Barker, TV personality, photographer, and philanthropist, wearing Levi’s.

Scene: Carson Kressley, TV personality, actor, designer, and starred on Queer Eye, wearing Michael Kors.

Scene: Rodney Gillespie, Vice President of sales and marketing at Janssen Oncology, wearing Hickey Freeman. Janssen Oncology, part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, returned as the official healthcare sponsor.

Scene: Juan Bollini, professional polo player and ambassador to The US Polo Association, wearing USPA. The US Polo Association was a presenting sponsor of The Blue Jacket Fashion Show.

Scene: Dominic Fumusa, stage and screen actor who is perhaps best known for starring in the Showtime comedy drama series Nurse Jackie, wearing Stephen-F x Peta.

Scene: Mike Crosby, retired US Naval Commander, prostate cancer survivor, and patient advocate walking on behalf of Janssen Oncology, wearing Men’s Wearhouse. After his diagnosis he was inspired to start Veterans Prostate Awareness Inc., a non-profit focusing on educating male veterans. Veterans have a higher than normal incidence rate.

Scene: Richie “The Mountain” LaMontagne, professional boxer,
Cruiserweight Champion of the world, actor, and model. He modeled for Bruce Weber for GQ, Versace, Calvin Klien, and Reebok. He is wearing Joseph Abboud.

Scene: David Coury, CEO of Uro-GPO, wearing Maurice Christophier. Uro-GPO was a presenting sponsor of The Blue Jacket Fashion Show, whose mission is to raise awareness and empower men to seek healthcare.

Scene: Joey Sasso, TV personality, actor, winner of Netflex series The Circle, currently co-hosting Million Stories Media’s Head or Tails, wearing Ben Sherman.

Scene: Mike Woods, WNYW meteorologist, Good Day New York feature reporter, and prostate cancer survivor, wearing Kenneth Cole Awareness.

Scene: Simon Doonan, writer, bon-vivant, fashion commentator, and creative ambassador-at-large of the New York City based clothing store Barneys, wearing Thom Browne.

Scene: Bill Nye, leading voice on climate change, educator, author, and known to millions as “The Science Guy”, wearing a custom suit created by Nicolas Graham.

Scene: Yusuf Myers, fitness visionary, founder and creator of PRX Fitness, rated one of the top trainers in North America and can be found regularly in issues of Men’s Fitness magazine teaching America new exercises, wearing Song Jung Wan.

Scene: Yusuf Myers wearing Song Jung Wan.

Scene: Young Paris, recording artist who is redefining electronic dance music with his Afrobeats, wearing Hugo Boss.

Scene: Jeremy L. Carver, actor known for his role in Empire, Dark Zero, and Losin Control, wearing Duckie Brown.

Scene: DJ Envy (RaaShaun Casey), disc jockey and music producer, wearing Arjona Collection. He is one of the three hosts of the syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club.

Scene: Billy Gilman, singer, finalist on The Voice and youngest singer to reach #1 on Billboard’s Country Album Charts, wearing Gustavo Moscoso.

Scene: Dr. Mike (Mikhail) Varshavski, D.O., an internet celebrity, family medicine doctor, and health influencer, wearing John Varvatos. People magazine mentioned him in the 2015 issue of The Sexiest Doctor Alive.

Scene: David Byrne, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, writer, music theorist, and filmmaker, who was a founding member and the principal songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist of the new wave band Talking Heads, wearing a custom blue suit created by Martin Greenfield Clothiers.

Scene: Ty-Ron Mayes, celebrity stylist, fashion consultant for Tyra Banks and lead stylist for America’s Next Top Model, wearing Tallia Orange.

Scene: The Blue Jacket Fashion Show Finale. Buster Skrine, at left, wearing Tommy Hilfiger.

Scene: The Finale. Alex Lundqvist, at left, wearing Stephen-F.

Scene: The Finale. Jesse Palmer, at left, wearing Domenico Vacca.

Scene: André Leon Talley, host of the show, fashion journalist, former American editor-at-large of Vogue, and fashion industry icon; Carol Alt, former supermodel who still models, actress, author, fitness health and wellness enthusiast. Esequel De La Rosa, Editor in Chief at Jez Magazine.

Scene: Alex Lundqvist wearing Stephen-F; Mike Woods wearing Kenneth Cole Awareness.

Scene: Young Paris wearing Hugo Boss, with friends.

Scene: David Byrne and Tod Greenfield of Martin Greenfield Clothiers, who created the custom blue suit.

Scene: Ty-Ron Mayes, celebrity stylist, fashion consultant for Tyra Banks and lead stylist for America’s Next Top Model, wearing Tallia Orange.

Scene: Bill Nye the “The Science Guy” wearing custom suit created by Nicolas Graham, being interviewed by a National Hockey League commentator.

Scene: Elvis Duran, radio personality, host of the daily morning radio program Elvis Duran and the Morning Show Z100, and in syndication on Premiere Networks, wearing Brooks Brothers.

Scene: Teddy Spanos, model, with supermodel Carol Alt.

Scene: Frederick Anderson, co-founder, being interviewed. Laura Miller is the other co-founder.

Scene: Carson Kressley with hair and makeup before the show.

David Byrne, wearing a custom blue suit created by Martin Greenfield Clothiers, checking in before the show.

Scene: Yusuf Myers with hair and makeup. The blue bracelet is from the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Scene: Nigel Barker, wearing Levi’s, and his wife Cristen.

Scene: Buster Skrine, currently football cornerback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League, formerly with the New York Jets and the Cleveland Browns, being interviewed by a National Hockey League commentator. He is wearing Tommy Hilfiger.

Scene: Lee Tergensen, actor, known for his roles in Weird Science, HBO’s prison drama OzGeneration Kill, and recently The Purge, wearing Ralph Behk; Dominic Fumusa, stage and screen actor who is perhaps best known for starring in the Showtime comedy-drama series Nurse Jackie, wearing Stephen-F x Peta.

Scene: Jesse Palmer, TV host, sports commentator, and former football player for the Canadian National Football League, wearing Domenico Vacca.

Scene: Harry King, iconic hairstylist, photographer, and party host; Liliana Cavendish, former model, art advisory, and fashion collector, scene in the audience.

Scene: Nancy Donahue, supermodel who still models, entrepreneur, realtor, and party host; Terry Donovan, Chief Creative Officer at Signature, show producer, editorial producer, and fashion consultant, scene in the audience.

Scene: Yours truly, creative director, style culture blogger, and imagemaker; Bonnie Pfeifer Evans, active with Blue Jacket Fashion Show as a volunteer, former model who worked with Ralph Lauren and Donna Karan, non-profit sector fundraiser, trustee of the Charles Evans Foundation, and realtor, back stage. Photo above Christian B. Evensen with my camera. 

A special thank you to Helen Oppenheim, US Correspondent for Peluquerias Magazine, archivist, blogger, and hair guru, for asking me to collaborate during Fashion Week.