The 12 men who’ll step onto a fashion runway Nov. 29 at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale don’t have much formal – or even informal – modeling experience. But that hasn’t stopped people from wanting to see them.
VIP tickets to see this year’s “Men of Style” charity event sold out in 15 minutes, organizers say. General admission tickets to see the show, which include an open bar and valet parking, are going fast at $75.
From humble beginnings 12 years ago, attended by a few dozen people at the mall, the annual event has grown into one of the largest holiday events in Broward County, organizers say. As many as a thousand people are expected to attend this year’s event, which raised $82,000 for 12 local charities last year.
“This event supports 12 charities, and people can support whichever charity they want,” says Melissa Milroy, senior marketing manager at The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale. “It really has become one of the hallmark events of the season.”
This year’s class of Men of Style, and the charities they represent, include Bob Becker (Kids In Distress), Heiko Dobrikow (Covenant House Florida), Andrew Heller (Jack & Jill Children’s Center), Ricardo Moncada (HANDY), Peter Moore (Leadership Broward Foundation), George Moraitis (Henderson Behavioral Health), John Passalacqua (Art and Culture Center/Hollywood), Stefan Pastor (Take Stock in Children of Broward County), William Peters (Florida Children’s Theatre), Cam Rogers (Fort Lauderdale Historical Society), Max Rudolf (Broward Center for the Performing Arts) and Alex Zatik (Arc Broward).
You can meet all of the men in a glossy, multi-page fashion spread in the November issue of City & Shore, available in print, online and digital formats on Nov. 4.
The Nov. 29 event begins at 6 p.m. at The Galleria, 2414 E. Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets can be purchased at galleriamall-fl.com/men-of-style-2018/, and you can designate which charity you’d like to support. For information, call 954-564-1036 or visit galleriamall-fl.com.
Event sponsors and contributors include South Florida Ford as the title sponsor, presenting sponsor Signature Grand and supporting sponsors Macy’s, Dillard’s, GPR | Goodman Public Relations, City & Shore magazine, Chen Moore and Associates, The Capital Grille, Truluck’s and Blue Martini.
- Robyn A. Friedman contributed to this report