It was fashion at its prime when Steelers’ players and their families hit the Steelers 2019 fashion event. The team’s yearly fashion show, ‘Take the Stage,’ was held at Stage AE, where the players showed off all the newest fashions. From formal wear to game day attire and western wear, the Steelers took the stage by storm.
According to James Conner – one of the shows’ co-captains along with Joe Haden, being one of the captains is cool and fun. He further continued to state that the event was much lighter and enjoyable like California online casinos as they get to see each other in a different environment. Even better, everyone brings their families.
The thrilling evening, presented by PNC Bank, UPCM, Neighborhood Ford Store, EMBRACE Pittsburgh, and Peoples Gas, began with ‘green football field’ carpet arrivals. Visitors were able to take in the beauty of the style lounge, enjoying culinary relish while examining all of the newest Steelers fashions from the Steelers Pro Shop.
The show, chaired by Greta Rooney and Kiya Tomlin, and Art and Mike, did a lot more than just putting fashion at the forefront. All returns benefited the Cancer Caring Centre and the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program – two charities with a long relationship with the Steelers.
According to Haden, who always liked clothes when he was growing up, it’s incredible to be out there, showcasing their style, having everyone together for a good reason and relaxing away from football.
WDVE Radio host Bill Crawford – who wore a custom suit by Pittsburgh designer David Alan – emceed the event. The show went on with players sporting their Nike game jersey on the runway while having fun on stage with songs they handpicked.
Ladies wowed everyone with designs from Kiya Tomlin Work/Shop collection and Kiya Tomlin’s Game Day collection. Player’s wives and noteworthy others, as well as professional models, proved that you could be stylish and comfortable at the same time.
The show took a turn and went old school for a bit, honoring the 40th Anniversary of Super Bowl XIV with John Stallworth and Lynn Swann taking center stage in their jerseys. The jerseys were later auctioned off, and the winner was allowed to have them personally signed.
The show then headed in another direction with the Steelers’ Western Style theme. With Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ playing, boots and cowboy hats were a choice of many. The kids were next on the runway, modeling fashions from Outstuff and stealing the show, as always.
And what show would be complete without entertainment? The climax hands down was an epic lip sync battle between Terrell Edmunds and Zack Banner. Banner lips synced to ‘Flashdance What a feeling,’ from the movie Flashdance that was filmed in Pittsburgh.
Banner took it all by winning the battle, hitting on every move of the classic song, from the clothing to the singing, to the dancing. His night was complete after winning the ‘Swag Award.’ Other performers included rapper Frzy and the King Cobras of Pittsburgh.
But, fashion was the passion for the night, with styles ranging from Moda to Macy’s, who dressed the team’s rookies for their walk down the runway. Players and their families closed the show with a formal scene in fashions to fit their taste.