David Alan. He's the fashion designer from Pittsburgh who wants to improve the way men wear neckties, put 'new age men' into clothing they look good in, and who teamed up with American Cancer Society to punch cancer in the face.
October is known as a month to create awareness and combat breast cancer, and October 14th's David Alan Fashion Show at Room 16 in the Strip District accomplished both of those things. Tickets started at $100, there were live auctions as well as the silent variant, and attendees helped to raise $14,025 -- as a bonus, you got to see three Steelers walk the runway in Alan's newest styles.
[caption id="attachment_114424" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Arthur Moats, Anthony Chickillo and Jordan Dangerfield look their best at the show, but they can't look at the same camera at the same time. -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS[/caption]
Arthur Moats, Anthony Chickillo and Jordan Dangerfield represented the Steelers at the show, each accompanied by their significant other (Dangerfield even brought the baby). What better way to be sent off to Miami than to walk in a fashion show, right?
Outside of the Steelers trio, the show featured a number of sports celebrities. The show was hosted by ESPN SportsCenter host Jonathan "Coach" Coachman, and featured some of the biggest names in WWE wrestling -- Rosa Mendes, Mojo Rawley, Stu Bennett (Wade Barrett) and Kalisto. No Pittsburgh event could ever host wrestlers without including Justin Labar as well. To make sure the show had one or two people who made a living dressing well, Jason Carrien from A&E's Married at First Sight walked the runway as well.
Check out the photos, and don't forget to play your part, this and every month, as we continue to punch cancer in the face.