The cast of Dancing with the Stars’ all-star 15th season is all locked in—and it’s quite the nostalgia check! Not only will fan favorites Shawn Johnson, Melissa Rycroft, and Bristol Palin return to the ballroom, but ’90s favorites like Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Joey Fantone, and season two winner Drew Lachey are coming back to compete, too. Where else could we see *NSYNC and 98° members on the same stage? Click through to see the entire cast, and tell us: Who are you most excited to see dance again?
It’s been almost three decades since the first-ever MTV Video Music Awards. And from the very beginning, stars like Madonna aimed to please their fans by shocking them, with a combination of risqué routines—remember that “Like A Virgin” floor dance?—and outré fashion. So, in anticipation of the award show’s 27th iteration, which airs on Sunday, September 12, at 9 p.m. EST, InStyle looks back at five of the most memorable VMA performances and appearances ever, and wonders: Can we still be shocked, or have we seen it all? We’ll be watching to find out.
Randall Christensen, the costume designer behind all the glittering outfits on Dancing with the Stars, has just signed a deal to design women’s apparel, bridal, outerwear, footwear, jewelry and accessories. “The right costume for an individual’s body can be transformational. I have seen women grow a couple of inches taller right before my eyes, with the right clothes and accessories, that strap, minimize, lift, shape and accentuate,” said Christensen, who was responsible for Pam Anderson and Kate Gosselin’s sexy looks. “Every woman deserves that kind of confidence.” The collections will be a modern interpretation of his signature Hollywood glamour, but tailored for everyday dressing. Tell us: would you buy Randall Christensen-designed clothes?
With just hours to go before the DWTS season premiere, head costume designer Randall Christensen gave us the style scoop on what the cast will wear. “We don’t buy a single thing off the rack,” says Christensen, whose team creates as many as 22 costumes in a single week. “After each results show we get 15 minutes with each celebrity to discuss the next look. Wednesdays we shop for fabric, Thursdays we cut patterns and Fridays we do fittings. The only dress rehearsal is just 2 hours before the Monday shows, so we’re often stitching someone into a dress and gluing on rhinestones during the overture!” What’s it like collaborating with strong-willed women like Kate Gosselin and Pamela Anderson? “The women get critiqued much more on what they wear, so I try to give them what they want,” Christensen says. “Since Kate is from the reality world, she was new to all this. We looked through stacks of magazines and I tried to give her lots of reassurance. Pam walked in and said, ‘Now I finally have the chance to be a Vegas showgirl!‘”