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Carrie Underwood truly lit up the Grammys stage! When she started singing “Two Black Cadillacs,” her custom silver Theia dress came to life by projecting images that reflected the somber tone of the song. “On my last tour, we did an LED dress so I think that kinda sparked it,” Underwood told reporters backstage of the dress. “We wanted it to be artful and dramatic. There are so many big performances at the Grammys, I just like to stand still and sing sometimes. So this was the best way to do that, and it still created something visually attention capturing and beautiful.” Theia creative director Don O’Neill custom-designed the dress for Carrie in 80 hours over three days, using French fabrics hand-selected by the singer and her team, including 10 yards of Duchess Satin and 100 yards of tulle and crinoline. (Fun fact: the inside corset is hand embroidered with thousands of Swarovski crystals!) “When I received the call from [Carrie’s stylist] Trish Townsend asking me to make the dress, I felt a rush of excitement and immediately said I’d be thrilled and honored to design a gown for her,” O’Neill said in a statement. Watch the performance in the clip above!
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Hannah Simone looked sweet and stylish in a navy lace cocktail dress at a party being thrown in honor of her New Girl co-star Zooey Deschanel. The design is part of Theia’s fall 2012 collection, and her romantic belted look can be yours: pick it up for $495 at saksfifthavenue.com.
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Blair Waldorf (played by Leighton Meester) has one of the best storylines on Gossip Girl—she’s going to be a royal bride! During last night’s season premiere episode, we got a preview of her potential wedding gown—a scoop-neck design made with Chantilly lace, pearl buttons, and a crystal-encrusted waistline embellishment—when she wore it for a photo shoot. While the dress is an heirloom look once worn by her fiancé Prince Louis Grimaldi of Monaco’s mother and is being thrust upon her in the plotline, in real life it’s a creation by the label Theia. “It was an honor and a huge thrill to see the gorgeous Blair Waldorf looking radiant and regal in Theia,” the label’s creative director Don O’Neill (inset) told InStyle.com exclusively. “She looked every bit a royal bride.” Ultimately, the dress she will wear is still a pending issue… that is, if she walks down at all. Tell us: Do you think she will wear this look?
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