Photo Flash: Jonathan Groff Teams Up with Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Tie the Knot; View the Collection!
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, husband Justin Mikita, and their non-profit advocacy organization, Tie The Knot, are happy to announce their latest collection of limited edition bow ties launching tomorrow, May 17th. The latest collection will include the addition of Tony award nominee this season for Hamilton, Jonathan Groff to Tie The Knot's extensive list of guest designers. The collection will be available exclusively at The Tie Bar and $20 of every $25 purchase will be donated directly back to Tie The Knot.
Drawing inspiration from Jesse's current stint on The Great White Way starring in Fully Committed, Tie The Knot is going both a touch of formal and whimsical with a variety of aptly inspired Broadway prints. Perfect for anyone looking to recapture the golden age of formal dressing for the theater, the custom designs come in a variety of pastel and saturated hues of navy, magenta, black, and azalea. Tie The Knot also drew inspiration from their favorite Broadway show programs over the years that could be recreated with a modern twist through the latest on trend colors, textures, and fabrications. The end result is both playful and elegant - ideal for sitting in the front row or onstage taking a final curtain call!
This season's guest designer, Hamilton's hilarious King George and recent Tony award nominee Jonathan Groff, created a one-of-a-kind bow tie (pictured right) to support the organization. Groff's design puts a playful spin on a textural paint splattered print, perfect for any black tie, white tie, or red carpet occasion. "I'm so excited to support Tie The Knot and all of the incredible work they are doing for LGBTQ equality by designing this bow tie inspired by one of my favorite artists Jackson Pollock. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!" says Groff.
As part of the collection and inspired by Jesse's current starring role, both a bow tie and pocket square inspired by Fully Committed are also available now online exclusively through The Tie Bar and in the show's lobby gift shop.
When Tie The Knot was founded in 2012, only six states and Washington D.C. had passed marriage equality. Having raised over $500,000 - three years and 44 states later, the initial Tie The Knot goal was accomplished last June. Today, same-sex couples across the country can marry in all 50 states and have their marriage recognized. But for the hundreds-of-thousands of homeless LGBTQ youth around the country who are in desperate need of homes, emotional support, jobs, and healthcare - marriage is the least of their worries. There is no denying it - marriage equality is not enough. The work continues and Tie The Knot has rededicated itself to ensure that all rights of LGBTQ Americans are federally protected!
Founded a decade ago on the premise that a well-made tie shouldn't cost a fortune, The Tie Bar has become the destination for cool men's accessories at awesome prices - neckties, bow ties, tie bars, pocket squares, belts, socks, and more. By designing its own products in-house and offering the largest selection available, The Tie Bar allows men to find the right accessories to match their personal style while delivering premium quality at an exceptional value. The Chicago-based company has been hailed for its ability to predict and drive trends in men's fashion with a loyal fan base that includes countless celebrities, bloggers, and professional athletes. For additional information about The Tie Bar, please visit www.thetiebar.com.
Using a fun play on words, Tie The Knot was founded by Jesse Tyler Ferguson to raise awareness and advocate on behalf of LGBTQ equality throughout the world. Combining elements of art, style & entertainment - Tie The Knot releases limited edition collections of neckwear and other fashionable products. Tie The Knot's debut bow tie line, which launched in November of 2012, sold out in less than four weeks. Each collection of ties features a single bow by a celebrity guest designer who lends their voice to the fight for LGBTQ equality. For more information or to stay up-to-date on the fight for LGBTQ equality, Tie The Knot will keep an active blog on their website at www.TieTheKnot.org.
Check out more from the collection below!