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Dore Debuts RTW, Evening Separates and Show-Stopping Gowns at NY Fashion Week

By February 8, 2014No Comments4 min read

Couturier Hosted Third New York Fashion Week Event at the Empire Hotel Crystal Room

Celebrity Guests Included: World Champion Ballroom Dancer Sasha PerzhuMiss United States Candiace Dillard, Broadway Star and Chicago Poster Girl Angel Reda

Event Partners & Sponsors Include: Styling by celebrity stylist Dawn Del Russo of BellaDawn, Swarovski Elements, Hair by Boyko & Co., Makeup by Valerie Vonprisk with Yaby Cosmetics, DJ Von Kiss, Bella Belle Shoes, Dollhouse Shoes and Green2O Water

NEW YORK, NY. February 2014 – Top American couturier Dore returned to the fashion capital of the world for New York Fashion Week (NYFW) to showcase their new Ready to Wear and Evening Wear collections. This February 6th, in the well-appointed Empire Hotel Crystal Room, Dore Designs hosted a runway show at 4pm and a presentation from 4:30 – 5:30pm.

Dore Designs unveiled their first Ready to Wear collection and their third collection of Evening Wear, featuring innovative Evening Separates as an exciting addition. Dore Head Designer and CEO Dawn Smart describes the type of woman that inspires their 2014 collections: “The Dore muse is an empowered, strong female who stands apart from all others in any setting. She has international influences and a European flair.  Her wardrobe is filled with head turning pieces that marry with timeless separates for a seamless approach to long-term fashion. She creates the trends.”

Known for impeccable quality and their longtime partnership with Swarovski Elements, Dore’s RTW, Evening Wear and Evening Separates featureed French corded lace, luxurious Italian stretch fabrics, English wool and cashmere knits, Indian silk, hand-painting and sumptuous designer weight jersey.

For over 35 years, Dore Designs has remained fervent in their mission: cutting edge fashion, the finest of fabrics and unsurpassed quality of construction to produce the best Ballroom, Performance Wear and Evening Gowns available in the United States.

Masters of motion, Smart and her expert Florida atelier are known for their exceptional Ballroom gowns and Performance Wear. They have been lauded for their work dressing the Knicks City Dancers, Olympic Ice Dancers and stars of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Dore’s avant-garde approach to their dynamic designs has been filmed for two upcoming reality shows, including TLC’s “Ballroom Blitz” and Ryan Seacrest’s “Montecito Ballroom” project on A&E. This past summer, in Broadway’s “Forever Tango”, Karina Smirnoff and Maxim Chermovsky were also dressed by Dore.

The top American couturier for the Ballroom industry for over 35 years, Dore Designs can be found on almost every Ballroom Dance floor in the fast-growing Pro-Amateur competition sphere – on world champions, finalists and dance novices. The company sponsors 42 professional Ballroom couples in the United States and Canada. Dore produces over 1,000 ballroom gowns a year, each unique and one-of-a-kind formed to the wearer’s explicit measurements and carriage. Dore uses only the best of fabrics available in silk, velvet, elastin, jersey, and crepe and designing with exclusively Swarovski Crystals, as well as appliques and 3-D elements such as Swarovski-encrusted butterflies, silk petals, feathers and even fur.

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Photo Credit: Becky Yee, Around Digital Media. Full Runway and Presentation Photos available for press download:

Designer Dawn Smart

The Women’s Mafia sister company, Yellow Sky Agency, was responsible for the public relations for this event.