Another Pittsburgh Fashion Week has come and gone, and following in the footsteps of tradition it took its final bow with the inductions of the latest crop of Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame honorees at the Omni William Penn Hotel, Downtown.
At a luncheon Sunday, the following professionals with ties to Pittsburgh were recognized for their contributions to the fashion and beauty industries:
Michael Barone, creative director of MODA Men’s Fashions; Jean Bryant, retired Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalist and founder of the Miss Black Teenage and Mr. African American programs; Tom Julian, style expert and author of “Nordstrom Guide to Men’s Style”; Debbie Norrell, lifestyle editor for the New Pittsburgh Courier; E.B. Pepper, owner of e.b. Pepper in Shadyside; and Marianne Skiba, Emmy Award-winning celebrity makeup artist. Honorees have at least 10 years of experience in the fashion or beauty industry and ties to Pittsburgh.
For the first time, the hall of fame honored an up-and-coming member of Pittsburgh’s fashion and beauty scene, Jacqueline Capatolla, owner of JACQUELINE’s salon and author of “Shear Dreams.”
The afternoon also featured a performance by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School dancers. See photos from the event by Post-Gazette photographer Julia Rendleman below.
Some of the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame inductees from left are Tom Julian, Jacqueline Capatolla (Exceptional Artist Awardee), Jean Bryant and Debbie Norrell.
Pittsburgh Fashion Week founder Miyoshi Anderson emcees the event.
Beatriz Tosta and Kurtis Sprowls of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School perform.
Graduate students from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School dance for luncheon guests.