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reut
10-25-2011, 06:31 PM
Did Abdulaeva design Yagudin's "Winter" and "Rachmaninov" costumes? I thought both were stunning; the best men's costumes of the season.

From what I read she created both costumes for Olympic season, "Winter" and "Man in Iron Mask". I don't remember Yagudin skating to Rachmaninov.

nubka
10-25-2011, 06:39 PM
Shizuka always looked good - dont know who designed her costumes though.

I wonder why she often covered up her neck so often. Mao seems to like the choker look, but some of Shizuka's dress necklines were rather strange... :shuffle:

I was there!
10-26-2011, 05:11 AM
Does Mare Talbot still create dresses? I remember a few of the ones that she did for Sasha, and a PHI skater that was based in SoCal and they were lovely.

If anyone knows about her I would love to know if she is still making dresses. She was wonderful but old and had health problems. I was under the impression she had passed away; however, I could be totally wrong and apologize if that is not the case.

I was there!
10-26-2011, 05:16 AM
If anyone knows about her I would love to know if she is still making dresses. She was wonderful but old and had health problems. I was under the impression she had passed away; however, I could be totally wrong and apologize if that is not the case.

Okay, so I did a quick search and found that Carolyn-Ann Alba lists her as her costume designer on her bio, so she must still be making dresses. Good news!

Mevrouw
10-26-2011, 03:03 PM
I never liked the dresses that Kwan got from Vera Wang, either for the program or for the cut.
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Agree that Meryl's this year is great. Mask is a wonderful touch to relate to the story of the operetta's masked ball.

essence_of_soy
10-27-2011, 01:01 PM
I had a soft spot for Lauren Sheehan's work.

viv
10-27-2011, 05:11 PM
...Kiira Korpi´s costumes are by Teemu Muurinmäki, the Finnish designer, who lives in Paris....

Finnice, thank you for the name of Teemu Muurinmäki. I never knew who designs Kiiras costumes but always thought that she ist the skater with the best dresses. Outstanding, really. :)

Capella
10-28-2011, 07:52 PM
I had a soft spot for Lauren Sheehan's work.
She did Nicole Bobek's "Dr. Zhivago" blue dress from '95, right? My favorite dress ever.

marysy
10-30-2011, 12:39 AM
Alissa's bio on icenetwork says that her SP costume was designed by Jef Billings. http://web.icenetwork.com/skaters/detail.jsp?id=100046&mode=I

I liked her costume in last year's SP too.

Someone upthread mentioned Gordeeva and Grinkov's 1994 costumes - was that Billings as well?

BmcC102
10-30-2011, 01:21 AM
I had a soft spot for Lauren Sheehan's work.

I agree 100%. Bring on the sparkles, spangles, and swirls! I also prefer sleeves to sleeveless dresses.

I know there are many of you who don't like this kind of "80s" look, but to me, I could always count on loving a Sheehan look.

This is a nice article about Sheehan, with photos of a few of her pieces.
http://www.usfsa.org/Content/parentsarticles/Costumes_Nov99.pdf

Pretty much most costumes worn by Nicole Bobek, Jill Trenary, Debi Thomas, Kristi Yamaguchi, Tara Lipinski, Tonia Kwiatkowski, Sylvia Fontana, and Lisa Ervin were done by Sheehan. My favorites!

DarkEyes
10-30-2011, 04:10 PM
Surprised no one has mentioned Jan Longmire, she has made some of Sasha's dresses and one for Yu Na and does Andrew Gonzales' costumes.

Some of her dresses for Sasha:
http://images.celebscentral.net/images/celebrities/sasha-cohen/sasha-cohen_44375.jpg
http://www.sportsclb.com/wp-content/uploads/sashacohen1.jpg
http://forum.ixgames.com/members/eberetta1-albums-album-1-picture13-sasha-cohen.jpg
http://i.usatoday.net/sports/_photos/2009/05/06/cohenx.jpg
http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Figure+Skating+Championships+EgKdKK2o9lYl.jpg
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a56d0bc7970b-250wi
http://stlouis2006.usfigureskating.org/upload/gallery/photogallery/senior/ladies/cohen2.jpg
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2009/0812/oly_g_cohen_200.jpg
http://static.tvguide.com/MediaBin/Galleries/Shows/A_F/Cq_Cz/CSI_NY/season3/csi-ny48.jpg
http://www.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID31463/images/sasha-cohen-us-figure-skating-championships-13.jpg
http://www.kissmyblackass.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/sasha_cohen.jpg

Her dress for Yu Na:
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Yu+Na+Kim+2011+World+Figure+Skating+Championships+ qyUHbhFdxXOl.jpg
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-2OqlW3ciKRw/TbraCfONyfI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/0WofJGtfPWw/s1600/yu-na+giselle.jpg

Andrew Gonzales:
http://gallery.ice-skate.net/photos/2011-nationals/senior/men/short/andrew-gonzales/
http://gallery.ice-skate.net/photos/2011-nationals/senior/men/long/andrew-gonzales/ (i love this so much!)

She also recently designed her daughter's wedding dress. :)

And another fun fact: Keegan Messing's mom draws up the ideas for his costumes and they are then sent off to their designer (forget who, it's a company). They then send her some designs back and she sends back what her and Keegan like and voila!



I am the one against the belt LOL and someone I follow hates the back, but I LOVE the back.


I love Jan Longmire's work!! Sasha's dresses were always GORGEOUS!

semogal
10-30-2011, 04:31 PM
I love Alissa's skating and her costumes and actually asked about them before this thread started. Here is her reply:

Thanks so much for your message and the support! My short program dress was designed and made by Jef Billings! My long program dress (it's a deep purple color) was made by Stephanie Miller and Luanne Williams, and I along with my mom's help designed that costume!
Alissa Czisny

vesperholly
10-30-2011, 09:51 PM
My favorite fashion blog has done some skating dress "criticism" in the past: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/?s=figure+skating&x=0&y=0

newbatgirl
04-01-2014, 03:18 PM
My favorite fashion blog has done some skating dress "criticism" in the past: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/?s=figure+skating&x=0&y=0 Their response to Belbin/Agosto's OD costumes makes me laugh until my sides hurt every time I read it.

dewey
04-01-2014, 06:00 PM
My favorite fashion blog has done some skating dress "criticism" in the past: http://www.tomandlorenzo.com/?s=figure+skating&x=0&y=0

"Nobody likes a perky little lemon" LOL

Also, have you read their book? Johnny could take notes on how to conduct a divorce.