Sunday, January 12, 2014
Jeremy Abbott practicing at the TD Garden Arena, 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships Boston Massachusetts

Continuing with my Costume Recap Highlights of the costumes from the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships happening right now in Boston...I talked about the LADIES and PAIRS Short Program Costumes HERE and now it's time to discuss the Men and Ice Dance Short Program/Short Dance Costumes...

Richard Dornbush Short Program: For Richard's SP to The Sons of Italy by Henry Mancini, he wore a wine-colored stretch velvet  fitted jacket with gold buttons, a ruffled shirt and skin-tight black pants. I like that the pants have the pin-tuck down the front of the leg and that there's a nod to a Shakespeare-era costume.

Scott Dyer, Short Program: I couldn't find what music Scott skated to--or a YouTube video showing it (so if anyone knows, I'd be most grateful to include it in here!). However, I still wanted to comment on this costume; it was very "Blades of Glory" old-school 80s Figure Skater...and I'm not sure if that's a good thing. From the revere collar, the blouson sleeves to the coloring and crystals...it was veering on a hot mess.

Brandon Mroz, Short Program: Another skater whom I couldn't find what music he skated to for his SP or a YouTube video showing it...but once again, I wanted to discuss this costume. It was a multicolored printed shirt--tie-dye/Disco-esque. Plus black pants and a "Ross Dress For Less"-like belt. Not a fan. This is only acceptable if he skated to "KC and the Sunshine Band". And I doubt he did.

Jason Brown, Short Program: Jason skated his SP to "The Question of U" by Prince. His costume--designed by Elena Pollack--featured a purple velvet vest, sheer blouse with ruffled cuffs and silver studded black pants. the whole ensemble is VERY prince...and a bit tacky-licious. But then again, so is Prince. Overall it suited the program, music and personality of Jason.

Jeremy Abbott, Short Program: Jeremy skated his SP to "Lilies of the Valley" from the Pina sountrack by Jun Miyake. His costume--designed by Elise Fife--featured a deep plum shirt with sequin accents and black pants. I like it but I'm not jumping up and down for it. Jeremy is not known to "bring it" when it comes to costumes and part of me wishes he would but, the fact that there's even sequins on his shirt, is a big jump for him. He wore this same costume for NHK 2013 in November for his Short Program which is when he debuted it. Before, he wore this:

At Skate Canada 2013 in October--which one do we like better?

Ice Dance Short Program Costume Highlights:
Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Short Dance: I love these costumes that Davis and White wear for their Short Dance to My Fair Lady by Frederic Loewe. I've discussed them already HERE.

Alexandra Aldridge and Daniel Eaton, Short Dance: For their SD to Quickstep: Man with the Hex; Foxtrot: The Business of Love (from "The Mask" soundtrack); Swing: Hey Pachucco (from "The Mask" soundtrack), Aldridge and Eaton wore these costumes above. I liked her sexy black halter dress and how the sequins were concentrated at the shoulder/neck. I especially liked his high-waisted pinstripe pants and suspenders. The costumes were designed by Tatiana Noll, Lynn Martin, Massimo Scali, Luanne Williams.

Pauline Bynum and Jason Deveikis Short Dance: I couldn't find what Bynum and Deveikis skated to for their SD (or a YouTube video of it) but I LOVED these costumes! Her black and white dress, especially, was GORG! It looked like a Dior Haute Couture collection dress. And he looked dapper and very elegant.

Lynn Kriengkrairut and Logan Giulietti-Schmitt, Short Dance: Kriengkrairut and Giulietti-Schmitt (say that three times!) skated to "That Man" by Caro Emerald, "Jolie Coquine" by Caravan Palace and I thought these costumes were fun and sassy. I like the fringed detail on her silver costume and normally I wouldn't endorse a headband but here, it was right. This is an example of Good Kooky Ice Dance costumes. The costumes, by the way, were designed by Valentina Barsukova, Lynn Kriengkrairut.

Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani, Short Dance: The Shibutani's skated their SD to a Michael Bublé medley. Their costumes were elegant and very "Dace Hall" in style. I liked her deep purple sequined and chiffon dress and Alex looked sharp. I just wish he wore the black bow tie and not looked as if the dance hall night club was closing down already.

Madison Chock and Evan Bates, Short Dance: Chock and Bates skated their SD to "Hollywood" by Puppini Sisters, "There's No Business Like Show Business" by Irving Berlin. I LOVE these costumes, so much so, that they ended up in my "Best Figure Skating Costumes of 2013" blog HERE. The costumes were designed by Madison Chock and were PERFECTION. Now, if you notice, Evan's gold cummerbund and pocket scarf are a new addition...

Here (in above pic) is Evan at the 2013 Rostelecom Cup/Cup of Russia in November, in their Short Dance--without the gold cummerbund and pocket hankie.

***UP NEXT: Long/Free Program Costume Recap/Highlights from the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships

3 comments:

It's Just Me Pauline B said...

Hi there!
I'm Pauline Bynum one of the ice dancers you mentioned. I just wanted to thank you for posting the outfits my partner and I wore, this was our first season together and has been such an amazing experience! https://www.facebook.com/JasonDeveikisAndPaulineBynum
We skated to Smile and L-O-V-E by Nat "King" Cole and aimed for a traditional 40’s ballroom look,t he dress was designed by Del Arbour & Jon Zell, we took inspiration from a Channel dress worn by Gwen Stephanie a few years back. Again, thank you so much!
Pauline 
Figure Skater, Ice dancer, Fashion blogger

Nick Verreos said...

Hi Pauline!!! So wonderful to read your comment and the fact that you got to see my post--you are so very welcome! xoxo
Figure Skating Costume Aficionado Nick

Emily Smith said...

so awesome one and thanks for sharing

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