Susan G. Komen

Lace Up for the Cure® Goes High Fashion

In honor of breast cancer awareness month, we're painting the runway pink. New Balance has partnered with NYC-based designer, Jacqueline Quinn, to create a one-of-a-kind dress using materials from the 860v2, our official Race for the Cure® running shoe.

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Watch the dress come to life in our video series that chronicles the design process from start to finish.

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Excellent Rocks Pink with Pride: Episode 1

In episode 1 of this video series, we go behind the scenes with NYC-based designer, Jacqueline Quinn as she begins designing a one-of-a-kind dress in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Inspired by the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure 860v2 shoe (a line adorned with the Susan G. Komen running ribbon), watch Jacqueline reflect on her first time making a dress out of a shoe.

Excellent Rocks Pink with Pride: Episode 2

In episode 2 of this video series, we go behind the scenes with NYC-based designer, Jacqueline Quinn as she begins designing a one-of-a-kind dress in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Inspired by the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure 860v2 shoe (a line adorned with the Susan G. Komen running ribbon). Watch Jacqueline discuss the design details of the dress and how she plans to use the running shoe materials.

Excellent Rocks Pink with Pride: Episode 3

In episode 3 of this video series, we go behind the scenes with NYC-based designer, Jacqueline Quinn as she begins designing a one-of-a-kind dress in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Inspired by the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure 860v2 shoe (a line adorned with the Susan G. Komen running ribbon). Watch Jacqueline collaborate with Shoe Designer Chris Coulthrust on the design direction behind the making of this dress.

Excellent Rocks Pink with Pride: Episode 4

In episode 4 of this video series, we go behind the scenes with NYC-based designer, Jacqueline Quinn as she designs a one-of-a-kind dress in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Inspired by the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure 860v2 shoe (a line adorned with the Susan G. Komen running ribbon). In this episode, Jacqueline meets 2012 Miss USA Olivia Culpo for a fitting, as Olivia will model this unique dress at the New Balance Boston and NYC Store fashion show this month.

Excellent Rocks Pink with Pride: Episode 5

In episode 5 of this video series, we go behind the scenes for the unveiling of a one-of-a-kind dress in honor of breast cancer awareness month. Inspired by the New Balance Lace Up for the Cure 860v2 shoe (a line adorned with the Susan G. Komen running ribbon). In this episode, excellent takes the runway for a special fashion show event at the New Balance Boston store. Watch designer Jacqueline Quinn, 2012 Miss USA Olivia Culpo and survivors, reflect on the emotional reactions to the dress. Let's make a cure happen.

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"Photos courtesy of Jacqueline Quinn"

Meet the Designer

Meet The Designer

Born and raised in Dublin, Jacqueline Quinn is one of Ireland's most successful designers. A graduate of Grafton Academy of Design, Jacqueline went on to become head designer for both Perry Ellis and Bill Blass in New York. After achieving success with both collections, Jacqueline decided she wanted independent control of her designs. Understanding the market, she saw the need for a contemporary line that was feminine with strong, eye-catching details. Today, Jacqueline's success continues to grow with an award for"Best Evening Wear" at the 2012 "Hollywood Red Carpet Fashion Awards," as well as an array of high profile clients: musicians, bands, high-end brands, and celebrities in both New York and Hollywood.

Jacqueline Quinn's collection is a true representation of her. Silk and lace, beautiful evening gowns and sheaths sublimely re-embroidered with froth, waves and flowers, her signature of nearly all of her collections to date, give testimony to the state of mind that women who cultivate the art of fashion and understand it, can make it their own.

See It in person

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