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The Blue Jacket Fashion Show

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 07: Simon Doonan walks the runway at the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Blue Jacket)

There’s not much famous science educator and host Bill Nye, TV personality Dr. OZ, actor Mario Canton, and former host of America’s Next Top Model Nigel Barker have in common. Well, there are a few things, such as being well-known celebrities, and they all have prostates. Those two reasons led them to share a runway, kicking off fashion week for the 2nd annual Blue Jacket Fashion Show at Pier 59 Studios, raising money to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Nigel Barker walks the runway at the Blue Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Blue Jacket)

Any gay man knows the importance of the prostate, and the show is spreading awareness to the rest of the public. The Blue Jacket  Show initiative is a national awareness campaign designed to demystify and create a platform to openly discuss men’s cancer issues. This year, in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, the show, once again, enlisted top designers to donate jackets, which were sported by celebrities volunteering to be models for the night. Designers featured in the show included Michael Kors, Joseph Abboud, John Varvatos, Theory, Todd Snyder, Ryan Seacrest, Thom Browne, Geoffrey Beene, Duckie Brown, Greg Norman, Nick Graham, Gustavo Moscoso, Haspel, Stephen Ferber, Bruno Magli, Son Jung Wan and Edwige Pierre – by Josh Washington.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Alex Lundqvist walks the runway at the Blue Jacket Fashion to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for Blue Jacket)

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, and it is the leading cancerous-related cause of death among men. Part of the Blue Jacket Initiative, the Blue Fashion Show was founded by designer Frederick Anderson and Laura Miller. The night ended with a cocktail reception, and the guests got to mingle with all of the celebrity models. It was a wonderful opportunity to support an important cause while searching for a husband, thus killing two birds with one runway show.

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Dr. Mehmet Oz walks the runway at the Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images for )

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Bill Nye walks the runway at the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty )

 

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Simon Doonan walks the runway at the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Fernanda Calfat/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Don Lemon attends the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Nigel Barker (L) and Tijana Ibrahimovic (R) attend the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Blue Jacket)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 07: Ty Hunter, a guest, J. Alexander and Cory Wade attend the Blue Jacket Fashion Show to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation on February 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for Blue Jacket)

 

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Jamie Valentino interviews celebrities and tastemakers in New York City. He serves as POP Style TV's correspondent at New York Fashion Week, Tribeca Film Festival, International Emmys, and other high-level media events. You can also see his work in WIRED, VICE, Houston Chronicle, Xtra Magazine, Canadian Business, among others.
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