04/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sean Avery: Hockey Player And Fashion Fanatic

Mr. Avery is an unusual presence himself. A charmer off the ice with a fashion sense even sharper, perhaps, than David Beckham's, he worked as an intern at Vogue last summer, counts the designer Vera Wang and the actor Tim Robbins as friends -- and has twice led the National Hockey League in penalty minutes.

He has a reputation as a talented player, but one despised by many others in the league. He has a dangerously unpredictable mouth -- and impeccable taste in Dries Van Noten suits.