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.
Freedom, the fourth stunning leotard in GK’s line of Couture Leotards, is adorned with approximately 13,500 jewels all generously donated by Swarovski, the premium brand for the finest crystal elements in the world. Designer Jeanne Douglass chose from an array of SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS to create this beautiful and powerful leotard. This unique long sleeve leotard is studded with Swarovski Classic Crystals, Nailheads, Chessboard Circle, Chessboard Square, Graphic Flat Back, Oval, Pearl, Square, and Eclipse in colors such as Crystal Moonlight, Brushed Silver Metallic, Sapphire, Montana, and many more atop a White Mystique fabric.
Jeanne says that her inspiration for this patriotic leotard comes from her personal Olympic image of athletes victoriously wrapping themselves in the American flag. She strived to bring the American flag to life by making it figuratively become the gymnast’s uniform. To incorporate this idea into her design, Jeanne imitated ribbons wrapping around the gymnast’s body through different shades of red crystals. The detail and beauty of the sport of gymnastics is represented in the intricacy of the white areas while its power is signified by the blue areas.