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Event Recap: Dore Exquisite Gowns Spring 2013

By September 17, 2012No Comments3 min read

The Country’s Top Ballroom Dance Atelier To The Stars Launches A New Collection

Dore Exquisite Gowns, the top Ballroom design atelier in the country, headed by lead designer Dawn Smart, debuted their premiere collection of evening gowns at New York Fashion Week on September 12th, 2012. Arena NYC accommodated a glamorous audience of 300 guests, which included some notable editors from InStyle, Vogue, Haarper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Pinstripe Magazine, stylists, bloggers and fashionistas. Among the distinguished guests were Miss New York

Mallory Hagan, Miss Gotham City Acacia Courtney, Amy Poliakoff and Maggie Schaffer of Bravo’s Gallery Girls, Heidi Dillon of Style’s Big Rich Texas, celebrity aesthetician and beauty author Lora Condon, celebrity interviewer Cognac Wellerlane and Royal & celeb stylist Engie Hassan, the official stylist of the show.

Miss New York Mallory Hagan (Miss America Organization), Miss Gotham City Acacia Courtney and celebrity interviewer Cognac Wellerlane

The evening was an entertaining blend of fashion, music and dance. The show commenced with a scintillating dance performance by Pasha Pashkov and Daniella Karagach who looked impeccable in outfits by Dore Designs. This was soon followed by the eagerly anticipated display of Dore Design’s evening gowns. The dresses showcased richness in color and style, featuring hand painting, Swarovski crystal elements (Swarovski was a sponsor of the show), and couture craftsmanship. Several gowns featured inventive details such as sky high slits, long feathered trains and even petticoat-like ruffles. The gowns did justice to the models’ figures with captivating flow and movement as they dazzled on the runway.

Right after the show was another brilliant performance by Vard Margaryan (of So You Think You Can Dance) and Sofya Fil. Sarah Atereth, a U.K. # 1 recording artist then took the stage and entertained the audience with two of her dance numbers to which the enthusiastic crowd sang along and danced.
The after party saw an enthusiastic crowd dancing away. DJ Eric Voz had the perfect music playing to set the right ambience. The evening full of entertainment and talent ended on a note of promise of many more glamorous events by Dore Designs. Special thanks to the sponsors and partners for the event : Swarovski Elements, Ecru New York, All Natural Snapple, EngieStyle, Yellow Sky Agency, Lead Makeup Artist Nesreen Hamdan and Boutique Artists.

Dore Designs is an industry leader in the United States for Ballroom fashion. The company sponsors 42 professional and amateur couples in the United States and Canada. Dore Designs can be seen across the globe on world champions, finalists and dance novices. Dore Designs thrives in the French tradition of haute couture, in keeping each Dore Designs ballroom or evening wear gown an exclusive creation made to the wearer’s explicit measurements and carriage. The future success of Dore Designs will be expanded by couture and ready-to-wear lines for evening, as well as practice wear that can be customized for dance studios to brand themselves. For more on Dawn Smart and Dore Designs visit and “like” DoreDesigns on Facebook to stay abreast of their latest designs.

Royal and Celeb Stylist Engie Hassan with Designer Dawn Smart of Dore Designs