Anton Ivanov (Maksim Chmerkovskiy), T.J Ashford (Tequan Richmond), Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco), Molly Lansing Davis (Haley Pullos), Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn) and Sean Butler (Sean Blakemore)
Reeves pulled Molly’s youthful turquoise dress from Windsor’s prom collection, though a few alterations were required to make it look more age-appropriate. “We actually had to buy two of the same gown. Originally it was strapless, but we felt like a strapless gown on a pre-teen like her was too provocative,” he said. “We used the second gown to create the shoulder straps.”
“I wanted to approach this so that, for the audience it was somewhat accessible. We could go out and use Dior, Valentino and all that stuff, but it falls outside of the realm of our audience. If they love [a dress] they can contact us and we’ll say, ‘Oh, it’s available here,’” Reeves said of mixing high and lower-priced items to create many of the characters’ Nurses’ Ball looks. “I love having that interaction with the audience, I love to be able to give advice and help them out. It happens a lot. They’ll call or write to us and say, ‘I have this wedding or whatever and I really like the gown that Maxi wore. Where can I get it?’ That’s something I love about the daytime audience, they really like getting interactive with us.”
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