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    Speaking of Peggy - here is a look into figures, skating outdoors in the cold and the never ending trickery of Fassi.
    Some are "streetsmart," and Fassi was that as well as being "icesmart."

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...68/1/index.htm

    "At Davos, Carlo Fassi made sure that Peggy was prepared for the high cold by engaging the West German team trainer, Curt Schumacher, to rub her legs with liniment each time she went out on the ice. After each turn Fassi would take her back to Schumacher to have the liniment rubbed off with alcohol lest it overheat her legs."

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...7971/index.htm
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    I wonder how much Yu Na paid for her 007 SP dress. I heard that all the bead works were done by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prettykeys View Post
    And a great performance! Jenny did not always get her due with the marks. She was a beautiful skater/girl. Having to compete in the Kwan days was like always being a bridesmaid. Kirk was really a sweetheart.

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    How about these outfits. The trim is real sable:

    http://c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000CfLGAOn.vz0/s

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by jian10 View Post
    I wonder how much Yu Na paid for her 007 SP dress. I heard that all the bead works were done by hand.
    I'm not sure, but I do know the woman who made it spent 200 hours on it O.o Could anyone here give an estimate as to how much a custom made, handmade dress w/200 (or possibly more) hours of production would cost? Added in w/the cost of the materials (those rhinestones could NOT have been cheap) and the name behind it (same designer as Joannie's)?

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    Michelle's dress was made with hand sewn Swarovski crystals. She wore the dress at 2002 SLC for the skate around at the end of the exhibitions. It was impressive with the sparkle of the crystals and the American flag sewn on the front of the dress. She's worn it at a few other events. But it was much too heavy to wear in competitions.

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    Totally off topic. The world's most inexpensive skating dress would be MK's orange/off white rag dress (hand me down from Linda). She skated beautifully in the rag dress for the EOE program

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    Quote Originally Posted by tureck View Post
    Totally off topic. The world's most inexpensive skating dress would be MK's orange/off white rag dress (hand me down from Linda). She skated beautifully in the rag dress for the EOE program
    Peggy Fleming said that her mother made her chartreuse 1968 Olympic LP costume for $25.00!
    The color was inspired by the licquer of the same name, made in the vicinity of Grenoble.
    She thought that the French public would understand the "reference", and be impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skatesindreams View Post
    Peggy Fleming said that her mother made her chartreuse 1968 Olympic LP costume for $25.00!
    The color was inspired by the licquer of the same name, made in the vicinity of Grenoble.
    She thought that the French public would understand the "reference", and be impressed.
    Oh, I remember reading that about the color! Thanks for bringing it back to mind. I think Dorothy Hamill also had a modest-looking long-sleeved costume for her Olympic long program, though I don't know how much it cost. After that, everything seemed to go crazy.

    My favorite costumes are often the simplest ones. The streetwear-looking slacks and shirt Paul Duchesnay wore for "Missing," for example, along with Isabelle's red dress, made such an effective ensemble. I also loved the everyday-looking outfits Sale and Pelletier wore for "Love Story."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtureck View Post
    Totally off topic. The world's most inexpensive skating dress would be MK's orange/off white rag dress (hand me down from Linda). She skated beautifully in the rag dress for the EOE program
    http://espn.go.com/i/abcsports/photo...o/a_kwan_i.jpg
    This one??? I LOVE this dress. Wish I could find a better picture that showed more of the dress.

    Here's another:
    http://i405.photobucket.com/albums/p...lerkwan/cc.jpg
    Last edited by MKFSfan; 05-23-2010 at 08:26 PM.

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    Yeah, the Creamsicle Dress!

    It's probably not the most expensive dress ever made, but one of my favs is Lu Chen's "Last Emperor" outfit -

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR0qX...eature=related

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