USO Operation That’s My Dress! Brings Day of Fashion to Female Service Members and Military Spouses During Fleet Week

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Fashion Show and Dress Expo in New York City will feature special appearances from Miss USA, Miss Teen USA titleholders and designer/international stylist Sherri Hill

USO Operation That’s My Dress! will give female service members and spouses in New York City the chance to pick out a brand new gown or cocktail dress, from several of the most recognizable names in fashion: Sherri Hill, Ann Taylor and Ralph Lauren. This event will also feature a Beauty Bar with JTV jewelry and fashion accessories for participants to get a completely accessorized look from head to toe. USO Operation That’s My Dress! begins with a Fashion Show, featuring professional models showcasing evening/ formal wear by world class designers and entertainment by the USO Show Troupe. A Dress Expo, filled with hundreds of dress options, will open after the Fashion Show and the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA titleholders will pair up with female service members and spouses to help them find their perfect dress. During the Dress Expo, stylists will also be on hand providing hair and make-up demonstrations and consultations to give participants additional resources to help them feel confident and beautiful.

Female service members and spouses experience unique challenges related to military life with frequent moves, deployments, and adapting to new homes and communities. The Operation That’s My Dress! experience is just one of the many ways the USO makes every moment count for troops and their families.

Sherri Hill, designer/international stylist
Miss USA/ Miss Teen USA titleholders
USO Show Troupe
Brian Whiting, President and CEO of USO of Metropolitan New York
Ray Kennedy, Vice President of USO of Metropolitan New York
Kaitlin Monte, event emcee and television personality, PIX 11 News
Female service members and spouses

May 24, 2015
1:30pm- 7:00pm

USO Operation That’s My Dress! Round One:
1:30pm Registration for female Fleet Week service members
2:00pm Fashion Show
2:30pm Dress Expo, The Beauty Bar and the Style Spa begins

USO Operation That’s My Dress! Round Two:
3:30pm Registration for area female service members of any branch and military spouses
4:00pm Fashion Show
4:30pm Dress Expo, The Beauty Bar and The Style Spa begin
7:00pm Event Concludes    

548 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011

SPECIAL NOTE: For media interested in covering the event please RSVP to Amanda Greenberg at by May 23.


About the USO

The USO lifts the spirits of America’s troops and their families millions of times each year at hundreds of places worldwide. We provide a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services. We also provide critical support to those who need us most, including forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, troops in transition and families of the fallen. The USO is a private, non-profit organization, not a government agency. Our programs and services are made possible by the American people, support of our corporate partners and the dedication of our volunteers and staff.

In addition to individual donors and corporate sponsors, the USO is supported by President’s Circle Partners: American Airlines, AT&T, BNSF Railway, Clark Construction Group, LLC, The Coca-Cola Company, , JCPenney, Jeep, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, Northrop Grumman Corporation and TriWest Healthcare Alliance and Worldwide Strategic Partners: BAE Systems, BIC, The Boeing Company, ConAgra Foods, FedEx, GEICO, Harris Teeter, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft Corporation, Procter & Gamble, TKS Telepost Kabel-Service Kaiserslautern GmbH & Co. KG and Wawa Inc. We are also supported through the United Way and Combined Federal Campaign (CFC-11381). To join us in this important mission, and to learn more about the USO, please visit

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