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Will The Brooklyn Nets Cheerleaders Be The League’s Sexiest?

Submitted by on September 24, 2012 – 10:35 am8 Comments

The days of colorful pompons, mannequin makeup and cheesy grins are over, according to the new Brooklyn Nets cheerleaders.

Stiletto boots, studded fingerless gloves, zippers, latex, lots of black and “stretch leatherette” is the tough and sexy look for the Brooklynettes, who will make their home at the team’s new Barclays Center venue.

“The uniforms are feminine and strong,” says the costumes’ designer, David Dalrymple. Dalrymple is best known for his work alongside Patricia Field for many years, including creating iconic fashion moments for Sex and the City and The Devil Wears Prada.

“This isn’t palm trees and sunshine. It’s New York City, and it’s Brooklyn. It’s a different sensibility. We go hard,” the designer says.

The new collection for the dancers features seven full costumes and while Dalrymple, 45, had initially designed the red and blue costumes for the Nets dancers in New Jersey, he was hired to give the outfits an edgy makeover to commemorate the team’s move to Brooklyn. “They had an empty closet we had to fill.”

We’ll get the first look at the costumes when the Nets preseason stars next month (the Nets regular-season opener, against the New York Knicks, is at the Barclays Center on November 1).

“For these costumes, we needed things that these women can dance and move in, but we wanted to bring in street elements. We needed to find that bridge of street fashion that can actually work on the court.”



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