GK Elite Sportswear, L.P., along with the support of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, proudly introduces their unique and intricate GK 2012-2013 Couture Collection leotards. All four leotards in this collection will be on display at USA Gymnastics National Congress in San Jose on June 29-July 1, 2012.
Radiance, third in this exclusive line of leotards, is adorned with approximately 14,500 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS including Classic Crystals, Crystal Fabric, Chessboard Circle, Metallic Nailheads, and Circular Metallics in colors such as Crystal Moonlight, Jet Hematite, Black Diamond, and Crystal Golden Shadow that all lay atop a Charcoal Mystique fabric. This leotard flaunts a $5,000 estimated retail value. Swarovski generously donated all of the jewels that designer Kelly McKeown utilized in her unique creation.
Kelly has also designed gymnastics apparel for the 1996 Olympics and the National Teams for many countries including the USA, Russia, South Africa, Belarus, New Zealand, Canada, Brazil, and England. Her experience in design enabled her to create a Couture Leotard radiating elegance and sophistication through the mixture of shapes, sizes, and colors of the thousands of stones and studs. Her inspiration stemmed from the circular motion of a gymnast’s routines for all four of the apparatus that they use. Kelly successfully reflected the sense of motion that gymnasts create as they rotate through tumbling, dismounts, and uneven bars routines in her one-of-a-kind leotard.