Scott's FD costume is fabulous. Tessa said that her mom did the FD costumes this year, right? Wow. Kate really knows what looks good on Scott.
I think Scott worked with Anna very well and look very good this season.
And Tessa said her dress has some elemуnts was painted be hands. So this costumes is a big part of Carmen.
Best pairs and ice dance costumes
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir: Canada--One word: WOW. They skated their Long Program to "Carmen" by Rodion Shchedrin and their performances were FLAWLESS. Every time I saw it, I had the urge to give them a standing ovation...from my sofa! Their costumes were also FLAWLESS; chic, directional, modern and Fashion Week-fab. I. LOVED. THEM. These modern styled costumes enhanced their fiery and intense performance, especially her plunging neck, backless multi-layered dress. Tessa could have gone all red rose-behind-her-ear and red-and-black Spanish Mantilla costume, but she didn't. And yet, it still had the same fiery passionate effect. I really think that this is the future of Ice Dance costumes. Bravo Virtue and Moir.
I know that most posters here are not really in love with Tessa's "Carmen" dress, but I really think it is elegant and very classy. I was happy she didn't go with red. If she does change her outfit, I truly hope she doesn't change from the grey/black of her current costume.
I was watching YT vids of Carmen and C/L's version popped up and she has a black dress now too!
Last edited by Shayii; 01-05-2013 at 03:26 AM.
the dress is pretty, especially in closeups, but i don't like the mood it sets. in practice and in practise gear, the fd is soooooo sexy. there was an immediate and visceral reaction to the sexiness when it debuted at skate canada. some people thought, about time. they loved how much it oozed sex, lust, sensuality. ... others were grossed out, because those posters felt like every single part the fd was drenched in sex. when she skates "carmen" with the dress, that's all gone. it becomes heavy, dark, gothic and the mood is completely changed. for example, in the dress, scott grabs fabric and it's a move. when they're in practice gear, scott is clearly grabbing her ass and it's really, really hot.
to me, bring the sexy back. without that sexiness, sensuality, provocativeness, lust ... they do the elements, but a lot the impact is lost. those qualities give an extra dimension to the dance that elevate it beyond a typical free dance into something that's purely epic.
Last edited by iggie; 01-05-2013 at 04:28 AM.
I wouldn't change a thing except for getting rid of the fishnet stockings, but that's a minor detail and for me it doesn't take away from the perfection of the dress.
BTW it's nice to see people's different perceptions of this.
The dress may win kudo's for it's "fashion-week fab" but I think it diminishes her beauty and destroys the sexiness of the piece. I'm with iggie on this.
I think most of us agree that she looks really wonderful in her practice outfits. We all love the beauty of the clear and elegant lines and wonderful extensions. I agree that there is a freedom of movement achieved in the practices that doesn't necessarily translate into actual competition. Unfortunately the rules don't allow these outfits in competition . Perhaps this will change in the future. But I would hate to see ice dancers wearing outfits like S&S in the pairs programmes. JMO
As for Tessa dress. I love this dress and i love how she look in this dress. But this is truth - Tessa alwayse look better in practice outfit, than in any dress. In dress her legs didnt look so long.
Will see what they will change before Nationals. Interesting, where they work now.
I wonder whether Tessa could wear something like what she wore for Pink Floyd - very simple tights with a small skirt. Bobrova wore something like this as well for their OG FD, and it made her lines even more beautiful!