ATHLETES SUIT UP FOR GQ GENTLEMEN’S BALL
The 4th annual GQ Gentlemen’s Ball took place yesterday, at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. The private fundraising event benefits the charities supported by GQ’s philanthropic initiative, The Gentlemen’s Fund. The event hosted a bevy of males including celebrities, designers, editors and athletes. The magazine often embraces sports pros, showcasing their affinity for high-style. Last night the sports world was represented by the NBA, the league most notorious for their fashion-forward players. And the upcoming season is still in limbo, which has afforded these guys even more time work on their fashion game.
Carmelo Anthony, Amar’e Stoudemire and Steve Nash all stepped out in varying designer styles. Melo’s clothes call included a dark gray suit, which he accessorized with thick-rimmed specs, a scarf and a pair of pony hair Christian Louboutin sneakers. Amar’e went a more casual route, wearing a navy toggle sweater, a gold chain and a beret. Rounding out the group of ballers was Steve Nash, who stood out in his Vincero navy blue and white pinstripe suit from Indochino. It was a sartorial selection that many would have expected, as Nash unveiled his own line of suits just yesterday, which he co-designed with the brand.
These NBA fashionistos were joined by Yankees second baseman, Robinson Cano, who suited up in a classic, black Armani ensemble and posed for pictures with GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson.