GK Elite hosted our 3rd Annual Fashion Show at the Gymnastics Olympic Trials in San Jose, California from June 28 to July 1. The Show was held at the Village at Arena Green right outside the HP Pavilion where the competition was being held. GK held not just one, but two Fashion Shows on Saturday and Sunday of the competition on the same stage that Kenny Loggins played at the post event celebration.
The models, who came from many different gyms across the U.S., strutted their stuff down the runway in a variety of elegant and bold leotards. The large crowd that flocked the Arena Green for the Show needed shades to block the light from not just the shining sun, but also the sparkling SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS that adorned these gymnastic leotards!
Five of GK Elite’s gymnastics lines, Legends, Women’s Special Order Competitive, IN STOCK, adidas, and SWAROVSKI Couture, were showcased at the event. The Show began with the presentation of the Legends Leotards, which was created by five legendary Olympians, including Svetlana Boguinskaia, Kim Zmeskal, Shannon Miller, Amanda Borden and Carly Patterson. An array of leotards from the Women’s Special Order Competitive, IN STOCK and adidas, embodied much of the Show. However, the highlight of the GK Fashion Show was the grand finale of the SWAROVSKI Couture Leotards! This line boasts four one-of-a-kind handcrafted leotards each worth around $5,000. Up to 18,000 SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS adorned each of the Couture Leotards!
Paul Ziert, President and CEO of International Gymnast Magazine, enjoyed the GK Fashion Show from our VIP section. After reflecting on the Show, he said, "I have always thought that artistic gymnastics should move closer to the fashion world, and Elite Sportswear continues to impress me with the various projects they do along this line. At the Final Olympic Trials, Elite for the third year held a wonderful fashion show to introduce and celebrate their new line. With models that truly represented the great sport of gymnastics, they entertained a standing-room-only crowd for 30 minutes with exciting music and bling beyond belief. This new line captures the full range of styles and colors and should be a big hit for next season!"
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