Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Ice Dance Lovelies:
Finishing my Costume Recap of "Trophee Eric Bompard 2012" ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating--it's now time for the Ice Dance Costumes:
The gloriously bedazzled swimsuits worn by the Gold Medal-winning Russian Synchronized Swimming Duet of Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina seen above--I wonder if they were A) influenced by them, and/or B) created by the same Costume Designer...
Bosnian Folk Costumes
Romanian Folk Costumes
Zlobina and Sitnikov's costumes reflected a bit of Gypsy/Romani, Balkan and Eastern European Folk-wear to them. I liked the folk-costume nod which included Alexei's vest, Julia's fuller skirt, the red, black and blue color contrasts. I also admired the delicate "looped" colored trim. I just dislike THAT "Ross Dress 4 Less" belt of his. Why oh why did he not wear a beautiful wide sash similar to the traditional costumes?!?
HERE in my "Cup of China" Ice Dance posting. Above, we see the costumes for their Short Dance to "Gaite Parisienne" by Jacques Offenbach and "Sous le ciel de Paris" performed by Yves Montand, a very French, very can-can musical number--and their costumes reflected this wonderfully. I loved them!
So, for now, let's bid Adieu to Trophee Eric Bompard 2012 and France
There's more figure skating and yes, more of my "Figure Skating Costume Recaps" to come... But, for now: Happy Thanksgiving to EVERYONE!!!