Philadelphia 76ers Unveil Sixers Dancers 'Signature Dress' By Nicole Miller

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 22, 2014 – After months of sketching, dress fittings and finishing touches, the Philadelphia 76ers today unveiled the Sixers Dancers “Signature Dress” by Nicole Miller (PHOTO OF SIXERS DANCERS IN SIGNATURE DRESS WITH NICOLE MILLER ATTACHED, credit to Jesse D. Garrabrant, NBA Photos). The Sixers Dancers are presented by Parx Casino®.

All 22 members of the Sixers Dancers will wear the dress – created in the team’s signature blue and red colors, and accented with a silver Sixers logo pin – on the court during pregame introductions and the National Anthem at the Philadelphia 76ers’ Opening Night on Saturday, November 1 [TICKETS], presented by Independence Blue Cross, and at every Sixers home game this season. The team will also wear the dress at select off-court appearances throughout the season.

The Sixers Dancers, presented by Parx Casino®, are entering their 18th season as an integral part of the team’s game night entertainment, performing multiple times and visiting fans at every home game. Off the court, the careers, educational accomplishments and community involvement of the Sixers Dancers will empower young girls in the Philadelphia region to pursue their goals, while also inspiring them to be beautiful inside and out.

QUOTES ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP:

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SCOTT O’NEIL:

“Nicole Miller is an internationally-respected designer and iconic brand with strong ties to the Philadelphia region. Her dresses define class, confidence and are undeniably influential in our city, making her the perfect partner in creating a new look for the Sixers Dancers." 

NICOLE MILLER, DESIGNER:

“I am excited about this partnership because the story of the Sixers Dancers goes hand in hand with our latest campaign, which is based around the tag line 'you don't have to wear a suit to feel strong. I think this group of young women really exemplify that motto. They are strong, confident, and driven." 

NICOLE MILLER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER BUD KONHEIM:

“Mary Dougherty has once again brought us the best of Philadelphia. The Sixers Dancers represent class, fun, intelligence, and beauty, and Nicole Miller is proud to be associated with such an incredible organization. There is a tremendous value to local partnerships, and with our strong presence in Philly, the Sixers are a natural fit.”

SIXERS DANCERS HEAD COACH DAYNA HAFETZ:

"Partnering with Nicole Miller, a world-class designer, allows us to elevate the Sixers Dancers' brand in dynamic ways for the 2014-15 season. As we prepare for the start of the season, we could not be more excited to debut this new look for our fans." 

MARY DOUGHERTY, OWNER OF NICOLE MILLER PHILADELPHIA:

“Nicole Miller Philadelphia is proud to collaborate with the Philadelphia 76ers on the Signature Dress. The dancers bring excitement to every Sixers game and the opportunity to outfit them in a timeless Nicole Miller dress was a slam dunk.”

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

NICOLE MILLER: @NicoleMillerNYC (Twitter); @NicoleMillerNYC (Instagram)

PHILADELPHIA 76ERS: @Sixers (Twitter); @philadelphia76ers (Instagram)

SIXERS DANCERS: @Sixers_Dancers (Twitter); @Sixers_Dancers (Instagram) 

ABOUT NICOLE MILLER:

With a degree in fine arts from The Rhode Island School of Design and a degree from l' École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne in Paris, Nicole Miller combines her art training with couture technique. This, along with her French heritage, has given her a unique style and vision. Her irreverent style of clothing has been worn by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Joss Stone, Jennifer Aniston, Beyoncé, Blake Lively and Eva Longoria among others. 

Philanthropically minded, Nicole supports primarily environmental causes such as Waterkeeper and Rocky Mountain Institute as well as many children's charities. When not designing, Nicole is an avid skier, wake-boarder, traveller, and foodie. She lives with her husband Kim and their son Palmer in New York City, spending weekends in Sag Harbor. 

ABOUT MARY K. DOUGHERTY & ASSOCIATES:

Mary Dougherty privately owns and operates both Nicole Miller Philadelphia boutiques in addition to her wholesale company, and consulting firm, Mary K. Dougherty & Associates. Her most recent endeavor with Mary K. Dougherty & Associates has produced a number of high-profile events to benefit Nicole Miller Philadelphia, the Philadelphia fashion industry, and numerous philanthropic efforts. As her businesses have expanded, Mary has secured her reputation as a trailblazer in the City of Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.mkdandassociates.com or call 215-964-9223. “Like” Mary K. Dougherty & Associates on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter & Instagram for more updates. 

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