Atlantic City, NJ (August 18, 2015)– The Miss America Organization is pleased to announce a long-term partnership with Sherri Hill, the new official gown sponsor of the 2016 Miss America Competition. Miss America will celebrate their 95th anniversary with the 2016 Miss America Competition returning to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13th (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
As the official gown sponsor of Miss America, Sherri Hill’s pageant gowns will be featured on the live telecast as well as national appearances for Miss America 2016 throughout the year.
Sherri Hill’s exclusive collections epitomize the fashionable lifestyle of today’s contemporary women. Each look is designed to enhance and fit the female form with fashion-forward styling and wearability.
“We are so pleased to welcome Sherri Hill into the Miss America family,” said Sam Haskell, MAO’s Executive Chairman & CEO. “Sherri Hill is synonymous with class and style — two of the four symbolic points of the Miss America crown.”
In 2011, Hill debuted at New York Fashion Week with Kendall Jenner walking in the show as well as Carmen Dell’Orefice. The following year, Hill debuted her Spring 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week with Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Cassidy Gifford on the runway. Her design career began to gain recognition when various Miss America contestants won titles in her gowns. Now, the Hill family business has a network of over 1,000 stores selling the brand in over 30 countries.
Off the runway, Hill has dressed many for red carpet moments and performances including Selena Gomez, Arianna Grande, Bella Thorne, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Carrie Underwood, Paris Hilton, Miranda Lambert, and Sadie Robertson. She has become one of the go-to designers for young Hollywood.
Most recently, when Google released its 14th Annual “Year in Search” results, Sherri Hill was recognized as one of the Top Ten Trending Fashion Designers, solidifying her place among fashion greats.
Hill’s corporate headquarters is in Austin, Texas. The company also maintains a design studio and showroom in Atlanta.
The Miss America Organization, based in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to women.
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