Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sasha Cohen Brings Style To The Ice

Ice-skating costumes, like the stars who wear them, are glamorous but tough, says U.S. Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, who will perform with a cast of Olympic, world and national champions in Smucker's "Stars On Ice Live and In Color" at Orlando's Amway Arena on Friday.

During a recent phone interview, Cohen, 23, answered questions about designing her own costumes and her 2006 appearance on Bravo's Project Runway.

Question: How many different costumes do you wear in "Stars on Ice," and do you have a favorite?

Answer: Seven. For the opening number, my dress is covered in 10,000 red crystals. I designed the dresses for my two solos. They are so different. I designed the one to look like a black diamond bra with a slip dress over it. It turned out wonderfully. The other is shades of turquoise to blue to purple to pink, all beaded and hand-dyed. I wanted it to feel like someone's imagination -- full of colors and brightness.

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