SOURCE: Lafayette 148 New York

April 20, 2016 12:00 ET

NBC Olympics Selects Lafayette 148 New York to Provide Wardrobe Services for Production of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

Lafayette 148 New York to Provide Wardrobes for Select Commentators During Coverage

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - April 20, 2016) - NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected Lafayette 148 New York to provide wardrobe services for select commentators for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21. The announcement was made today by Anne Grotefeld, VP, Games Services and Merchandising, NBC Olympics and Deirdre Quinn, Co-Founder and CEO of Lafayette 148 New York.

NBC Olympics' stylist Amy Acton will be dressing broadcasters Rebecca Lowe, Julie Donaldson, Mary Carrillo, and Carolyn Manno in a custom capsule collection. Created exclusively by Lafayette 148 New York's Chief Creative Officer Barbara Gast, and Creative Director Emily Smith, the collection features pieces inspired by the vibrancy of Rio.

Quinn said: "It's such an honor to be working with NBC Olympics once again, this time in the production of the Olympic Games in beautiful Rio.

Grotefeld said: "We are thrilled to once again partner with Lafayette 148 New York to outfit our female studio hosts. Lafayette 148 New York exemplifies the merger of tradition and modern times."

About NBC Olympics

A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

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About Lafayette 148 New York

Founded in 1996, Lafayette 148 New York is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. A vertically structured luxury fashion brand headquartered in New York City, it is named after its Manhattan street address. At the heart of the company is a global team with a wide range of expertise and strong entrepreneurial spirit.

Lafayette 148 New York's collections are designed for today's sophisticated women and their multi-faceted lifestyles. Using the world's most luxurious European fabrics and expert craftsmanship, the brand produces enduring designs renowned for the highest quality.

Today, Lafayette 148 New York can be found at over 400 stores throughout North America including Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, and Holt Renfrew, as well as multiple international boutiques in China.

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