Creative at Heart
“The fabrics inspired me.”
A Royal Beginning
Now, Christy Lyn is 19, and she has designed over 100 costumes for dancers. These costumes aren’t just for her studio or herself anymore, though. After getting the amazing opportunity to be a costume designer, choreographer, and dancer for Classical Dance Academy’s ensemble performance in the Youth America Grand Prix at Lincoln Center in New York City, Christy knew that she needed to take her work to the next level.
She began to design leotards that weren’t only perfect for dancing, but also fashionable and comfortable as everyday wear. She experimented with different back designs and velvet fabric. She tested herself by wearing them to school and out in public. She even took the dancewear to conventions, summer intensives, and LA Fashion Week! When people began to notice her designs and ask where she got them, Christy knew it was time to find a way to share her dancewear with everyone.
“Everywhere I went, people would notice the crushed velvet right away and constantly compliment my leotards! I never thought that much of it until people began to ask me where to buy them, and I would answer that I designed them myself! And that is how Royal Couture started!”
Dreams Come True
Always a dancer first, Christy’s leotards mean so much more to her than a simple fashion statement. They are a way for her to carry her passion for dance out into the world and wear it wherever she goes. With her keen eye for design and her own personal style, Christy has been able to create a lasting style of comfortable dancewear that isn’t quite like anything else out there.
Royal Couture dancewear allows dancers to move seamlessly from the studio to the street. Every look is as fashionable in a dance setting as out of fit. That one amazing feature alone makes Christy a superstar fashion designer! We can’t get enough of dance fashion, and Royal Couture gives dance fashion an all new meaning.