vancouver olympics: ice dancing costumes

391415 Virtue and moir 

Last night I fell in love with the adorable ice dancers, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir (Olympic gold medal winners for Canada!). Their program was impeccable. I always pay close attention to the music and costumes skaters choose and in this case, the taste is flawless.


I had a look through their past performances and love nearly everything Tessa has worn. Those fluid, ethereal fabrics are so gorgeous on the ice! 

P.S. Do you remember pair skaters Gordeeva & Grinkov? I still have a vivid memory of watching (and being totally entranced) with their 1994 Olympic program.

Photos from here.


  1. oh, they are so beautiful and happy! i taped every single moment of the 1994 olympics figure skating (drama!) and watched it over and over again. gordeeva and grinkov were so gorgeous!

  2. I totally remember the tragedy behind the beautiful pairing of gordeeva and grinkov. Still breaks my heart.

    I think I’m the only person on the planet not watching the Olympics. These ice-skating ensembles are particularly gorgeous and not at all costume-y.

  3. So glad to see this post! After last night’s performance I was immediately inspired to do a blog post, everything about them is so elegant + graceful. Love this roundup of their past costumes!

  4. Thank you so much for the post! I was thinking the same thing! Tessa’s and Scott’s performance was amazing and all the costume choices so beautiful and really stood out!
    BTW looks like Gordeeva/Grinkov also were choreographed by Marina Zueva. They were my favourite!

  5. so with you — her costumes are all so sweet and pretty. such a nice change from the tacky costumes you often see. love how she always goes for soft muted colors and fluid fabrics.

  6. I haven’t watched the dance competition yet, but oh, I can’t wait! I grew up ice dancing, and it is still one of my favorite things in life. So nice to hear from others who love it, too. It has been really nice to watch the Olympics again this year – that Jonny Weir is a character, but he skates like an old-school Russian, and I really admire the discipline and control of that conservative style. It’s beautiful.

    I remember the sad loss of Grinkov, yes. They had such a beautiful, fairy-tale story – it was such a pity to lose that.

    Do you remember Marina Klimova (with her gorgeous red hair) and Sergei Ponomarenko? They are my forever-favorites!

  7. Gordeeva & Grinkov are my favorite pairs skaters of all time. So beautiful together. It still breaks my heart that he’s gone. Her costumes and their skating was impeccable.

    Kristy Yamaguchi’s costumes were also very beautiful as well. I still dream them.

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