February 12, 2013

The Dress as a Canvas

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As you are probably aware, the Grammys were on Sunday. While there were a lot of very good preformances, the one that stood out most, to me at least, was Carrie Underwood and her ever changing dress. I have no idea what song she sang or what she was singing about. When she first walked out onto the stage I thought her choice of dress was boring and a little too prom/bride-like. Then it began to change and I realized it was her canvas. The lights shifted to paint a butterfly's wings across the fabric, a bouquet of roses, the night sky. It reminded me of a book I recently read and loved, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. The main character, Celia, has a talent for manipulating fabrics. More specifically, there is a scene where she is at the thirteen year anniversary party for the circus and has arranged her gown so that the color changes to flatter whomever she is standing closest to. It turns green to match Marco's uniform, red to match Tsukiko's dress, gray when Alexander finds them. Oh I loved that book, and I absolutely loved how Carrie used her gown to tell the story, paint a picture of her words. It was genious. I wonder if the concept was inspired by the book...

Did you watch the show? What did you think? What was your favorite part or performance?

1 comment :

  1. That is so cool! I didn't watch the Grammy's but now I kinda want to google this video just to see this changing dress. And the book, The Night Circus sounds intriguing - I'll def check it out!


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