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    World’s most expensive skating dress?

    Is this the most expensive skating costume of all time? Does anyone know how much it cost? I believe Michelle never competed in it because it was too heavy, but she wore it at the grand opening of the East-West Ice Palace.

    http://www.thepsychfiles.com/images/MichelleKwan.jpg

    Here is Nancy Kerrigan’s famous entry in the costliest dress contest.

    http://www.in-color.net/images/uploa...ng_Costume.jpg

    Here is an article, pre-2010 Olympics, where Vera Wang discusses skating dresses. (She designed Lysacek’s Olympic costumes).

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont....aca24cc2.html

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    Why would they put such unflattering pictures of Cohen and Sokolova in that article?! Same dresses, gorgeous girls: http://z.about.com/d/figureskating/1.../-/-/sasha.jpg, http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/789...2DCCFC0AAB6D90

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    Didn't always like what Nancy skated in but I loved that one.

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    VERA WANG was responsible for Evan's ruffled shoulders and feathered cuffs? That really surprises me actually.

    PS I always loved Nancy's costumes, pretty much all of them! And many of Michelle's. But I also loved some of the '80's and early 90's dresses with all the sequins and patterns, as long as the colors worked together and for the skater. E.g., loved Kristi's Oly LP dress, the black with the gold, Tonya's '94 Oly LP dress, and I loved Debi's '88 red and white pattern on black -- really liked that one then and now! Also loved Debi in the bodysuits -- and Mishkutenok's as well, although Natalia had the added skirt (and random rags, lol). I guess my taste runs the gamut a bit since I found Michelle's Lyra Angelica dress stunning but I also liked the flashy '80's stuff!
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    Ptichka, you've posted a different Cohen dress than the one she's wearing in the articles. I like the second one, and I mostly liked the first one. I just thought the neckline of the first one did not suit Cohen's figure.

    Interesting article, but when discussing dresses, they really should show all of the ones being discussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Is this the most expensive skating costume of all time? Does anyone know how much it cost? I believe Michelle never competed in it because it was too heavy, but she wore it at the grand opening of the East-West Ice Palace.

    http://www.thepsychfiles.com/images/MichelleKwan.jpg

    whats was made of and it was so heavy?
    Do you remember one dress of Cohen that I had said I want this one! and it looked like a rainbow, it was from the last couple of years shows, i cant find it!

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    I love Wang's outfits for the most part, especially that sophisticated white dress that Nancy wore and Michelle's beautiful blue one. But I disagree with Vera about Shizuka's 2006 dress. I thought it was beautiful, dramatic but rather severe, with that great collar and the way the blues met. It was one of my favorite dresses of the Turin Olympics, but of course there was also the wonderful couture dress Carolina Kostner wore and a few knockouts by the Finnish ladies. Was it Kiira Korpi who had the dress with the starry effects on it? Anyway, stunning.

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    Here's another shot of the Sasha dress talked about in the Vera article, from Carmen (the dress Ptichka posted was from West Side Story):
    http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/9...enclassicp.jpg

    I believe Fields of Gold was the crystal laden dress Michelle couldn't wear for a LP due to being too heavy for jumping:
    http://www.scratchspin.com/2003/worlds03/fs-0302031.jpg

    Michelle will tell you this was one of her faves:
    http://actresses.pick2web.com/pics/3...chellekwan.jpg

    I also loved this:
    http://www.goldsea.com/Personalities.../michelle2.jpg

    I prefer simple elegance, I find that style classy which is why there are very few dresses Vera designed for Michelle that I don't like! I think my least favorite was the gold Bolero dress. Other than that, cannot think of another!
    Last edited by MKFSfan; 05-21-2010 at 08:56 PM.

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    My guess is Jenny Kirk's beautiful Chicago dress was also quite expensive and heavy. Can't seem to find a photo of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antilles View Post
    My guess is Jenny Kirk's beautiful Chicago dress was also quite expensive and heavy. Can't seem to find a photo of it.
    http://images.huffingtonpost.com/201...NHK_Trophy.jpg

    Amazing dress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathman View Post
    Is this the most expensive skating costume of all time? Does anyone know how much it cost? I believe Michelle never competed in it because it was too heavy, but she wore it at the grand opening of the East-West Ice Palace.

    http://www.thepsychfiles.com/images/MichelleKwan.jpg

    Here is Nancy Kerrigan’s famous entry in the costliest dress contest.

    http://www.in-color.net/images/uploa...ng_Costume.jpg

    Here is an article, pre-2010 Olympics, where Vera Wang discusses skating dresses. (She designed Lysacek’s Olympic costumes).

    http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcont....aca24cc2.html
    I think Vera's dress for Nancy's LP was perfect. The best dress on the best skater. Nancy was so stunning that night. Like Michelle, she rarely made a costume mistake. How much was that dress? Or was it a freebie?

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