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Cleavage galore and body-hugging dresses greet the Houston Texans on the runway: It's hunks overload!

Cleavage galore & body-hugging dresses greet Houston Texans on runway

6960 NAME at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Sergio Morales was surely the most animated of all the gents modeling fashions from Festari. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6894 Christie Sullivan, from left, Debbie Festari and Jennifer Brown at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Benefit chairs Christie Sullivan, left, and Jennifer Brown flank honorary chair Debbie Festari. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
Rudi Festari at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Rudi Festari. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
7048 Victoria Alexander, from left, Jennifer Roosth, Angelica Chapman and Claudia Jimenez at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Victoria Alexander, from left, Jennifer Roosth, Angelica Chapman and Claudia Jimenez. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6884 Chester Pitts, from left, Kareen Jackson, Amber Deville and Devi and Duane Brown at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Chester Pitts, from left, Kareem Jackson, Amber Deville and Devi and Duane Brown. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
7032 NAME, left, and Vivian Wise at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Tammie Johnson, left, and Vivian Wise. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6872 Chris and Jenny Myers at Una Notte in Italia November 2014.
Chris and Jenny Myers. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
7034 Rom and Rachel Regan, from left, and Deneille and Grayland Noah at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Ron and Rachel Regan, left, and Deneille and Grayland Noah. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6890 Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
7030 NAMES at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Intriguing blondes populated the ballroom. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
7024 Jessica Meyer and Ceron at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Jessica Meyer and Cerón. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6858 Ryan Fitzpatrick and NAME at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Ryan Fitzpatrick and wife Liza Barber. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
News, Shelby, Una Notte in Italia, Jo Furr, Jim Furr, Nov. 2014
Jim Furr lifted his wife, Jo, from the audience for a hand-in-hand stroll. Photo by Emile Browne
6842 Brad and Joanna Marks at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Brad and Joanna Marks. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6862 Hillary and Kevin Jibbet, from left, and Kevin and Caroline Walter at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Hillary and Kevin Jibbet, left, with Kevin and Caroline Walter. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6874 Ericka Graham and Cal McNair with Texans cheerleaders at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Hannah and Cal McNair with Houston Texans cheerleaders. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6820 Carlos and Karina Barbieri at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Carlos and Karina Barbieri. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6852 Renee Gonzalez, from left, Laurel Ross and Luisa Caderon at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Renee Gonzalez, from left, Laurel Ross and Luisa Calderon. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6836 Camille Connelly, left, and Kate Prueher at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Camille Connelly, left, and Kate Prueher. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
7011 The models at Una Notte in Italia November 2014.
The gents, one shooting selfies, stroll the catwalk at show's end. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6989 The cheering crowd at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
The ladies always go wild for this show while David Hartland shoots a selfie. Photo by © Emile C Browne/Emile C Browne Photography
6960 NAME at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6894 Christie Sullivan, from left, Debbie Festari and Jennifer Brown at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
Rudi Festari at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
7048 Victoria Alexander, from left, Jennifer Roosth, Angelica Chapman and Claudia Jimenez at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6884 Chester Pitts, from left, Kareen Jackson, Amber Deville and Devi and Duane Brown at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
7032 NAME, left, and Vivian Wise at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6872 Chris and Jenny Myers at Una Notte in Italia November 2014.
7034 Rom and Rachel Regan, from left, and Deneille and Grayland Noah at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6890 Nick Florescu and Dominique Sachse at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
7030 NAMES at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
7024 Jessica Meyer and Ceron at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6858 Ryan Fitzpatrick and NAME at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
News, Shelby, Una Notte in Italia, Jo Furr, Jim Furr, Nov. 2014
6842 Brad and Joanna Marks at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6862 Hillary and Kevin Jibbet, from left, and Kevin and Caroline Walter at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6874 Ericka Graham and Cal McNair with Texans cheerleaders at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6820 Carlos and Karina Barbieri at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6852 Renee Gonzalez, from left, Laurel Ross and Luisa Caderon at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
6836 Camille Connelly, left, and Kate Prueher at Una Notte in Italia November 2014
7011 The models at Una Notte in Italia November 2014.
6989 The cheering crowd at Una Notte in Italia November 2014

The ladies left their panties at home this time but they tossed showers of gold glitter, faux greenbacks, roses and even pacifiers at the gents who strutted the catwalk at the annual Festari for Men's Una Notte in Italia benefit fashion evening. (In previous years, a few thongs and bras were catapulted across the runway.)

Always a rollicking, raucous event, Friday night's blast was exceptionally potent as the Westin Galleria Hotel ballroom was packed with a record 700 guests, a good number of whom displayed bounteous cleavage and suggestions of serious booty in body-hugging dresses. 

The record night, raising more than $400,000 for Bo's Place, was chaired by Christie Sullivan and Jennifer Brown with event founders Debbie and Rudy Festari reprising their roles as honorary chairs. Dominique Sachse again took the stage as emcee alongside Debbie Festari. The bundle was in no small part thanks to Stephen Lewis who served as auctioneer.

The gents, including Mark Sullivan, Sergio Morales, Kevin Maples and Dr. Haresh Yalamanchili, strolled the elevated runway while friends hooted and whistled, tossing various symbols of affection including those pacifiers aimed at Brad Marks. He and wife Joanna are proudly expecting their first child.

As is tradition, Houston Texans ruled on the catwalk. On this night they included Duane Brown, Garrett Graham, Andre Hal and Chris Myers and former Texan Kevin Walter.

Applauding the models were Lori and Phillip Sarofim, Melissa and Michael Mithoff, Jill Schlenker, Lilly and Bobby Newman, Jonathan Tinkle (who designed Jennifer Brown's party frock), Liz and Tom Glanville, Hannah and Cal McNair, Millette and Haag Sherman, Monica and John Blaisdell and Gervaise and Gary Petersen.