Persecuted almost 10 years ago for once wearing a miniskirt in Iran, Rasssi celebrates freedom and the female body through her designs. “I am so thrilled to be involved with an organization that really empowers women all over the world. I strive for my designs to embody the soul of the woman, and my aim is nothing short of putting the female body on the pedestal where it belongs, setting women around the world free to express beauty, style, and equality while being true to themselves”.
For Raassi, her Dar Be Dar is more than a swimwear line - she seeks to promote freedom of expression for women through sensual apparel that accentuates and rejoices the female body. To Raassi, fashion equals freedom, and having her suits worn by the contestants of the Miss Universe Pageant is an honor for her.
“Knowing Tala’s incredible personal story, Dar Be Dar and the Miss Universe Organization are the perfect combination of fashion, social awareness and relevance,” said Paula M. Shugart, President of the Miss Universe Organization. “These swimsuits and the ladies who compete in our pageant represent everything that it means to be an accomplished woman!”
After features in Marie Claire Magazine and international magazines VIVA and LOOK, and an appearance on The Rachael Ray Show, women around the world are starting to recognize Raassi as an inspiration to women and fashion designers.
Each contestant in the Miss Universe Pageant, representing more than 80 countries around the world, will compete in a Dar Be Dar swimsuit during the telecast. Worldwide distribution of the competition has topped over 190 countries in past years and this year, the world will watch these women as they shine in Dar Be Dar!
For more information on Tala Raassi, Tala Raassi LLC, or Dar Be Dar, contact Erika Paola Gutierrez at erika@epgPR.com ,202.255.9904, or visit www.DarBeDar.net
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