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I started covering the “Chiefs Style Lounge” three years ago when I was still with the organization, and Tuesday night at Union Station was the sixth annual edition.
Tavia Hunt, the wife of Clark, spearheads the event and being in attendance several times, it actually has come a very long way. The Chiefs now help kick off Kansas City’s Fashion Week. Hunt, in her own right, serves on the NFL Women’s Apparel Campaign as a consultant and is the director of the Chiefs’ Women’s Organization.
So what happens at the “Chiefs Style Lounge?”
In a nutshell, Chiefs cheerleaders, players, some of their wives and local models gather together to show off the newest styles of Chiefs merchandise—ranging from T-shirts to cocktail party dresses. This year was the first time I’ve seen them include active players on the runway.
Now I know exactly what you’re wondering (if you haven’t clicked play on that sweet video up there), which players modeled?
- The New Alex (You’ll notice the New Alex actually looked into the AP camera as he passed by in a manner that made me think he knows that I know that he knows he’s the New Alex)
- Dustin Colquitt
- Derrick Johnson
- Chris Jones (did you expect anything else)
You can't have a Chiefs fashion show without Chris Jones.Posted by Arrowhead Pride: For Kansas City Chiefs Fans on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Other players I spotted in attendance
- Travis Kelce (Assume runway walking is NOT allowed during concussion protocol)
- Demarcus Robinson
- Albert Wilson
- Spencer Ware (Ware had crutches but didn’t need to use them the entire time; he looked to be in very good spirits)
- practice squad wide receiver Gehrig Dieter (as far as I’m concerned this means he’s getting the call up to the active roster; just kidding)
Before the show began, I had an opportunity to talk with Mrs. Hunt and get her feelings on the Chiefs being 5-0 for the first time since 2013.
“There are literally almost no words,” Hunt said. “You never know. You always have big hopes for every season, but to start out this way with this much energy and excitement. Really, like I said, football is family, and this team in the locker room is truly a family. To have that energy and the chemistry, just right, if you can persevere when you’re down starting in the second half and come out with a win even with some rally bad injuries is unbelievable.”
After several fashion displays, Jones concluded the night by grabbing the mic and talking about this weekend’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
“We all remember that loss last year—we all remember,” Jones said to the crowd. “This is a special place right here for all of those guys. Y’all wait, just watch what the Chiefs are going to do. We need all y’all support, all of your heart and all of your emotion.”
Jones, of course, then rallied the crowd for the Chop.
Chris Jones leads the Chop!Posted by Arrowhead Pride: For Kansas City Chiefs Fans on Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Bonus: When I got home, I opened my media giveaway bag to find some Skinny Girl wine that I’ll save to relax while I watch my figure after this Sunday’s postgame Facebook Live with you savages.