Jay Manuel's Legendary Red Carpet Fashion Styles To Be Auctioned Online

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Key wardrobe items from E! Red Carpet Shows, America's Next Top Model and Style Her Famous Over 100 Lots on eBay beginning May 13th

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Each year around the world, more than 200,000 children are born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate, and are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. With the help of generous supporters and donations, as well as our volunteers, we are making a difference every day.

Are you in need of a style makeover or are you just a guy who wants to be noticed when you walk in the room? If this is you, or you have a partner you wish to dress up, join Jay Manuel as he opens up his private collection of the hottest designer looks and auctions them on eBay through a partnership with Auction Cause. These are not just breathtakingly stunning, many are one-of-a-kind items right off the runways. The Auction begins Thursday, May 13th and runs through to Sunday, May 23rd, 2010, and is open internationally.

Some of the most popular pieces include:

  •     A Valentino Beaded Tux Jacket worn at the “2010 E! Grammy Red Carpet” Show.
  •     A Yves Saint Laurent Black Tuxedo worn on the “E! 2010 Golden Globes Red Carpet” Show.
  •     A pinstripe Jean Paul Gaultier Blazer worn on “America’s Next Top Model”.
  •     A D&G (Dolce & Gabbana) Satin Tux Jacket worn on “Americas Next Top Model”
  •     A blue D & G (Dolce & Gabbana) Tuxedo Jacket worn at the “2009 E! Emmy Awards Red Carpet” Show.
  •     A silver and black Commes de Garcons jacket worn at the “MuchMusic Video Awards”
  •     A all-white D & G Silk Tuxedo worn on the “E! Academy Awards Red Carpet” Show.
  •     A Roberto Cavalli embossed with Alligator Print Silk Blazer worn on the red carpet at “The Grammy Awards”.
  •     A One-of-a-kind Denim Art Piece Jacket .
  •     John Fluevog Silver Boots worn at the “2010 E! Grammy Red Carpet” Show.
  •     Prada and Louis Vuitton bags.
  •     Numerous shirts, vests, and ties.

The auction can be found at http://3.ly/jaymanuel. Fans are invited to sign up to be notified when the auctions go live by entering their email address. Bidders will also feel good knowing Jay’s generosity is extending to a remarkable charity. Proceeds will be shared with Operation Smile, a worldwide children’s medical charity dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults born with cleft lips and cleft palates.

"Anyone that knows me knows my love of clothes -- my grandfather was a tailor, so it's in my genes! Over the years, I've been fortunate to wear beautiful clothing from many top designers and now its time for me to give something back," said Jay Manuel. "I'm thrilled to partner with Auction Cause and Operation Smile. We will be auctioning over 100 lots of designer pieces I have worn on various television appearances. Help us raise funds for Operation Smile … every child deserves that picture-perfect smile!"

“So often, we see best dressed female celebrities opening their closets, but Jay Manuel is bringing forth an unprecedented collection of current designer fashions we have not seen offered to the public before”, commented Eric Gazin, President of Auction Cause. “We anticipate demand for his stylish wardrobe items will make this a very compelling auction event”, he added.

“We are so grateful that generous supporters like Jay Manuel help us to move forward with our mission of healing children around the globe, giving them hope for a better future,” said Kathy Magee, President and Co-Founder of Operation Smile. “Each year around the world, more than 200,000 children are born with a cleft lip and/or cleft palate, and are often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. With the help of generous supporters and donations, as well as our volunteers, we are making a difference every day.”

About Jay Manuel
With an eye for creating stunning conceptual direction, Jay has spent more than a decade in the world of high fashion and beauty, both in front of and behind the cameras. Jay can currently be seen as Creative Director/Judge on The CW Network reality series "America's Next Top Model" and as the Host of The Style Network's makeover series, "Style Her Famous". He is Fashion Correspondent for E! Networks, and can be seen on the Red Carpet as part of the network's team covering The Emmy Awards, The Golden Globe Awards, The SAG Awards, The Grammy Awards and The Academy Awards. He continues to co-host "Fashion Police" E! Red Carpet Specials. A fashion and beauty expert who began his career as a makeup artist, Manuel's unique vision as Creative Director/Producer has been seen on the covers of the world's most celebrated fashion magazines and on the runways of the industry's top designers. For more information about Jay, visit http://www.jaymanuel.com or follow Jay on twitter at http://twitter.com/MrJayManuel.

About Operation Smile
Founded in 1982 by Dr. Bill and Kathy Magee, Operation Smile, headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, is a worldwide children’s medical charity whose network of global volunteers are dedicated to helping improve the health and lives of children and young adults. Since its founding, Operation Smile has treated more than 145,000 children born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities and the organization has a presence in more than 50 countries. In addition to contributing free medical treatment, Operation Smile trains local medical professionals in its partner countries and leaves behind crucial equipment to lay the groundwork for long-term self-sufficiency.

About Auction Cause
Auction Cause, is a premier online auction management & cause marketing agency specializing in high-profile design, strategy, for corporations and nonprofits worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.auctioncause.com.

For further information, please contact:

Auction Cause:
Taylor Robles
(323) 655-0554
Taylor(at)auctioncause(dot)com

For Jay Manuel interviews:
Bev Nenson
416-258-9881
bev(at)jaymanuel(dot)com

Operation Smile:
Jessica Kraft
757-321-7645

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