As we reported last month, Duck Dynasty‘s Sadie Robertson is working with designer Sherri Hill on a line of retro-inspired prom dresses called “Sadie Robertson Live Original by Sherri Hill” and Monday night Sadie got to walk to runway during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City as Sherri showed off her 2014 Spring Collection for the first time. Now you know the Robertson family wasn’t about to miss Sadie’s runway debut, so she was joined by her four siblings, mom Korie, dad Willie, Uncle Jep, Aunt Jessica, Uncle Alan, Grandma Chrys and everybody’s Uncle Si, complete with blue tea cup!
Sadly, proud poppa Willie was cropped out of the photo above, but don’t worry, we’ve got Willie and the Big Apple of his eye posing together for a great father/daughter picture:
You know you’ve made it when you bring a beard to Fashion Week in New York City! (Cue: rimshot)
But enough about everybody else, let’s get back to Sadie, who wore two different looks on the runway, which means she must have had the always-fun experience of the backstage rapid quick change. The first look was a gorgeous satiny beige dress with a sweetheart neckline adorned with beads along the top edge and an airy skirt that ended just above the knees:
The next dress is more similar to the dress in the promotional image (and the one worn by Sadie in the pre-show photos) and features a Dalmation-dotted full-length white skirt, black belt, and a sparkly black sweetheart neckline with a sheer black sleeveless top:
And for those of you wanting to see a video of Sadie Robertson walking the runway at the Sherri Hill MBFW Spring 2014 show, we’ve got you covered! Here’s the full runway show. Sadie can be seen at the 9:00 mark, the 12:30 mark, and then again at the 15:10 mark when she walks with designer Sherri Hill for the finale:
If some of the other models in the show look familiar, it’s probably because one of them is Miss USA 2012 Olivia Culpo and another is Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady. (Did I mention yet that Sherri Hill is just about the hottest designer going right now for fun-spirited youthful formal attire?)
Coming in a close second to seeing Sadie walk the runway was seeing Uncle Si Robertson in attendance (once again with his blue ice tea cup) bobbing his head and tapping his cup to the techno beat! (You can see the Robertson family taking up just about the entire front row on the right in the video and in the photos.)
And speaking of the entire Robertson family sitting in the front row on the right, I love this picture of a very proud Sadie striking a strong pose with her family just over her left shoulder. It’s like a motivational poster letting you know that you can do just about anything with a strong family behind you — even if some of them are a little odd.
Apparently you can also do just about anything if you have Nick Jonas and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps (from The Real Housewives of New York City) over your right shoulder! Yes, Uncle Si Robertson was sitting directly across the runway from Nick Jonas and a Real Housewife at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City:
America is just the BEST!!! (I love how there are two of the most beautiful women on the planet wearing some of the sexiest tasteful clothing on the planet and Uncle Si is checking his list like Santa Clause wondering when Sadie was scheduled to make her appearance.)
Here’s a video of the pre-show step and repeat which is mostly the Robertson family posing for photos and doing interviews!
OK, OK, I need to quit writing and post the rest of the photos…
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All photos: SherriHill.com
And we’ll round things out with some relevant tweetage:
@duuckdynastty Sadie inspiration is contagious!
— Sherri Hill (@SherriHill) September 7, 2013
— Erin Brady (@MissUSA) September 9, 2013
— Olivia Culpo (@oliviaculpo) September 10, 2013
— LuAnn de Lesseps (@CountessLuAnn) September 10, 2013
— Korie Robertson (@bosshogswife) September 10, 2013