Johnathan Kayne for Sydney's Closet Dangerous Curves Ahead - Model Chel in a 1955 Cadillac coupe wearing JK2104 in cobalt blue

Sydney’s Closet Partners with Jonathan Kayne

Shopping for plus size designer evening gowns for you to wear to a formal event can create a challenge for even the most seasoned fashionista. Discover Johnathan Kayne for Sydney’s Closet, a sexy, seduction, sophisticated collection of designer evening wear created exclusively for women like you with real curves.  Styles that are nothing short of sassy and sensational for your red-carpet night!

Every design in the collection is available in plus sizes 14 to 24 based on Sydney’s Closet size chart that gives your curves a fit proven and perfected to flatter full-figured women.

Kayne, famous for his celebrity clients and pageant winners, wanted to capture a new customer that had neither worn evening dresses designed by himself and had never worn a gown from Sydney’s Closet.

The collection debuted for the 2020 social season and is now available at upscale bridal salons, fine dress shops and trendy boutiques nationwide. Find a store near you!

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Meet the Designing Duo

With this pioneering collaboration, Kayne teamed up with Phyllis Brasch Librach, the designer at Sydney’s Closet. Librach has more than a decade of experience creating Prom, Wedding and Evening gowns exclusively for curvy teens and women who wear plus sizes 14 to 40.

Librach and Kayne bring more than three decades of experience designing and selling special occasion dresses to teens and women, That rich experience gives them exceptional insight and knowledge into dressing  a curvy customer for once-in-a lifetime events like Prom, weddings, military balls, black tie affairs, family celebrations, formal dances, Hollywood award shows and cruises.

“Every woman dreams of what to wear for her red-carpet moment,” says Librach. “Kayne and I understand elegance is more than just a fashionable look. It’s an attitude.

You may ask yourself what’s a designer of plus-size Prom, Wedding and Evening gowns doing teaming up with a Project Runway designer creating custom dresses for big name celebrities like Dolly Parton and Reba McIntrye and national pageant winners?

Simple: the duo is making bold unexpected moves and essentially disrupting, in a very positive fashion sense, what women with curves can – and can’t - wear to formal and semi-formal events.

Their collection has elevated the options for plus size evening wear to new heights of glamour, drama and magic. And still manages to keep that all-important stronghold on a fit that flatters a fuller figure.

“I just adore seeing the change when a woman puts on a formal evening gown that exquisitely frames and flatter her curves,’’ says Kayne. “In a split second, she is standing taller, moving with greater grace and smiling with the confidence of knowing she looks glamorous.”

Kayne and Librach wanted to create an evening wear collection in plus size that women found meaningful, inspiring and beautiful. Then they curated the collection for a plus-size customer with exquisite taste who wanted to be seduced by fashion for a formal evening.

“The overall look and feel is evening wear that reimagines classic styling with a modern twist” said Librach. 

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Shop trendy looks suitable for you to wear with confidence and style to any special occasion form a black-tie wedding to a military or Mardi Gras ball to Prom 2020:

Stratus JK2008: An alluring artic blue ball gown withe rhinestone trim

Cobra JK2010: A dazzling emerald and black ombre sequin mermaid gown

Lotus JK2014: An eye-catching black jersey off-the-shoulder jumpsuit

Daytona JK2015: A romantic, and oh-so comfy, red rose print wrap dress

2021 Collection on the Drawing Board

Pumped up with creativity from the huge success of the first collection, Kayne and Librach are already hard at work creating their 2021 collection. They traveled 8,500 miles to China in November 2019 to begin the design and sampling process.  

Armed with sketches of fresh, new ideas, they shopped the largest fabric market in China to source feminine and classic evening dress fabrics like velvet, satin and lace.  They hunted the stalls for beads, sequins, crystals, rhinestones, pearls to embellish the designs with just the right amount of bling and dazzle for a big night.

The results are sure to be nothing short of spectacular! Stay tuned for a sneak peek!