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Texans model high-style Italian threads at charity show; Schaub gets standing O

Schaub gets standing O as Texans model Italian threads at charity gala

61 Adele Hartland and J.J. Watt at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Adele Hartland has roses for  J.J. Watt at Una Notte in Italia at the Omni Houston Hotel. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
62 Matt Schaub at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Matt Schaub gets a standing ovation at Una Notte in Italia benefiting Bo's Place. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
66 Megan and Brian Cushing at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Enjoying the night from the sidelines Megan and Brian Cushing at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
57 Chris Myers at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Houston Texans center Chris Myers reaches for  a flying rose on the catwalk at Una Notte in Italia benefiting Bo's Place. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
35 Travis Torrence at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Attorney Travis Torrence puts on the moves at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
53 Owen Daniels at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Houston Texans Owen Daniels cuts a handsome swath at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
51 Kareem Jackson at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Cornerback Kareem Jackson shows off his fashion savvy at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
48 Cal McNair at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Houston Texans COO Cal McNair showered with rose petals at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
54 Duane Brown at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown at 303 pounds struts his manly stuff at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
47 Charles Clark at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Ibiza chef Charles Clark swaggers at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
34 Supporters of Bob Green at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Supporters of Bob Green show their spirit at Una Notte in Italia benefiting Bo's Place. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
9 Michael and Diane Caplan at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Michael and Diane Caplan, event chair, at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
17 Megan Sutton-Reed, left, and Jessica Graham at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Event chair Megan Sutton-Reed, left, and Jessica Graham at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
64 Rudy Festari at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Rudy Festari takes the runway while Debbie Festari has the microphone at Una Notte in Italia benefiting Bo's Place. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
16 NAME, from left, NAME AND Chris Goins at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Vicki Rizzo, from left, Mauri Oliver and Chris Goins put on the glam at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
3 Brad Marks and Joanna Hartland, from left, and Cal and Hannah McNair at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Brad Marks and Joanna Hartland, from left, with Cal and Hannah McNair at Una Notte in Italia benefiting Bo's Place. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
32 Dan Boggio at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Dan Boggio is showered with confetti at Una Notte in Italia benefiting Bo's Place. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
21 Bionca Hughes and Brandon Morris at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Bionca Hughes and Brandon Morris among the sellout crowd at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
5 Nick Florescu and Dominique Florescu at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Nick Florescu and benefit emcee Dominique Sachse at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
12 Yuan Yuan and Jeff Shell at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Model Yuan Yuan and Jeff Shell at Una Notte in Italia. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
7 Dr. Gary Brock abd Cathy Brock, from left, and Karen and Roland Garcia at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
Dr. Gary Brock and Cathy Brock, from left, with Karen and Roland Garcia at Una Notte in Italia benefiting Bo's Place. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CultureMapSNAP.com
61 Adele Hartland and J.J. Watt at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
62 Matt Schaub at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
66 Megan and Brian Cushing at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
57 Chris Myers at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
35 Travis Torrence at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
53 Owen Daniels at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
51 Kareem Jackson at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
48 Cal McNair at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
54 Duane Brown at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
47 Charles Clark at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
34 Supporters of Bob Green at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
9 Michael and Diane Caplan at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
17 Megan Sutton-Reed, left, and Jessica Graham at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
64 Rudy Festari at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
16 NAME, from left, NAME AND Chris Goins at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
3 Brad Marks and Joanna Hartland, from left, and Cal and Hannah McNair at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
32 Dan Boggio at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
21 Bionca Hughes and Brandon Morris at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
5 Nick Florescu and Dominique Florescu at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
12 Yuan Yuan and Jeff Shell at Una Notte in Italia November 2013
7 Dr. Gary Brock abd Cathy Brock, from left, and Karen and Roland Garcia at Una Notte in Italia November 2013

So much for the bountiful red rose centerpieces in the Omni Houston Hotel ballroom Friday night. Even before the fashion parade of gents began, the ladies were ripping out the roses, shredding them into petals, preparing to toss them to the catwalk stars of Una Notte in Italia. And what stars they were — Matt Schaub, J.J. Watt, Owen Daniels, Duane Brown, Kareem Jackson and more — strutting the latest fashions from Festari for Men.

With play-off hopes faintly hanging in the air, these guys ruled over the SRO crowd of more than 600. The cheers, the hoots, the hollers, the tossed roses and blasting confetti guns greeted each of the Houston Texans and for quarterback Schaub it was a rocking standing ovation. There were plenty of cheers as well for Brian Cushing, who due to his knee injury had to cancel his runway moment but made the party with his wife, Megan.

Chairs Diane Caplan and Megan Sutton-Reed spearheaded the energized event along with honorary chairs and major domos of the fundraiser Debbie and Rudy Festari. The dinner evening raised more than $380,000 for Bo's Place

As is tradition with this feel-good night, the two dozen male models selected their own music for the catwalk stroll, which for many turned into dance city. None did it better than attorney Travis Torrence but winning high marks for effort were Texans COO Cal McNair, Butch Mach and Edward Treistman. Among those strutting their stuff and dusting off the showers of confetti and rose petals were Dr. Franklin Rose, businessman Chris Reed, fashion designer Jonathan Blake, chef Charles Clark, Houston Texan Chris Myers and make-up artist Edward Sanchez. Debbie Festari shared introduction duties with emcee Dominique Sachse.

Among those showing the love to the Houston Texans and the other runway stars were Michael Caplan, Susan and Mike Plank, Cora Sue and Harry Mach, Susan and Charlie Neuhaus,  Lindy and Larry Neuhaus, Susan Boggio, Stephanie and Bill Perkins, Carmen Mach, Diane Lokey Farb, Christie and Mark Sullivan, Joanna and Brad Marks, Joella and Steve Mach, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Jennifer Brown, Meredith Riddle and Patrick Chastang.

This was one of those parties that never wanted to end. Following dinner and the live auction, guests stayed on to dance, dance, dance and then moved downstairs to the Black Swan where a number or the nightcrawlers shut it down at 2 a.m. But the Texans, of course, were home and in bed long before that.