What was up with Carrie Underwood's Grammys dress?
February 11th, 2013
01:25 PM ET

What was up with Carrie Underwood's Grammys dress?

Some of you were caught off guard by the light show Carrie Underwood put on during her Grammys performance Sunday.

She used, of all things, her dress to make it happen.

It turns out the strapless number was a custom-made creation from Theia , crafted specifically for the "Idol" alum's Grammys set. According to People magazine, the dress was made over the span of three days as Theia's creative team formed Duchesse satin and 100 yards of tulle and crinoline into a gown that had a skirt that was 4 feet and 5 inches wide.

That created a broad canvas for the production team to project visuals onto, such as butterflies, roses and stars.

“We wanted it to be artful and dramatic,” Underwood, who won a Grammy for best country solo performance during the ceremony, said backstage. “I just like to stand still and sing sometimes, so this seemed like the best way I could do that and still create something visually attention-capturing."


Filed under: Awards Season • Carrie Underwood • Grammys

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  1. hey

    goin w/ him...seems ok

    March 8, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Meh

    Isnt that what jlzz looks like under ultraviolet light? Wouldnt surprise me...

    March 6, 2013 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sylvie M.

    a darling girl and treats me like gold...true boo!!!

    March 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Perv

    All that matters is what's UNDER Carrie Underwood's dress. For example, does the carpet match the drapes?

    March 4, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Thanks

    does it more when other is not present...

    March 3, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. snowdogg

    wishing i could care about this

    February 22, 2013 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  7. biffula

    On a related note, Disney has been doing this with their castle at Disney World for years.

    February 21, 2013 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  8. Isabel

    I like it!

    February 16, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ian Turnbull

    Her huge dress will be 100% tax deductible, as long as she can't move around in it.

    February 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. WVLady63

    I think it was very innovative. She's young and it was different. At least she doesn't make a complete and utter fool out of herself like that "Lady Gaga" does every time she opens her mouth or goes anywhere. I keep wondering from what planet she sprang from??????

    February 15, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. mouclier

    this is a copy of Franck Sorbier Fashion Show Haute couture Last year see my article on http://www.canal-luxe.org/?p=15632

    February 15, 2013 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. there was the real happycow22

    wanna see it again.

    February 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bre

    Someone's been watching "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding."

    February 14, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • ugene ugenhoff

      totally tacky! at least the gypsies would have the decency to sew in led lights.

      March 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. whatwasupwithwhat

    I really don't see anything wrong with her dress or outfit whatever you want to call it. Whoever posted this probably had nothing else to talk about other than answer their own question.

    February 14, 2013 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
  15. danielwalldammit

    Needs more cowbell.

    February 14, 2013 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  16. i think i'll wear something

    squishy and tight for valentine's day

    February 13, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  17. teachersilvina

    Her dress is awsomeeee!!!!!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  18. wowfie

    Give her a break. She was just trying to make up for a lack of talent.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vivi

      Carrie is extremely talented... that is more than evident. No idea what you're basing your tasteless remark on... You obviously have never studied music... clueless...

      February 14, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • de!!!ise

      No talent...are you kidding me..check your banking ....I think she she wins...

      February 15, 2013 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve-O

      Obviously most of us don't share your musical taste. Sorry, Simon, you suck!

      February 16, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mugsy

      @Wowfie, You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Carrie is an amazing singer. Not sure what type of crap music you listen to but Carrie Underwood will be around for years to come unlike most of what bubble gum pop is being played today. She is a great artist. Your comment was uncalled for.

      February 21, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      how much money you got wowfie....thats what i thought. You and Laquanda should hang out

      March 8, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Go For It

      i thought you were with wowfie...she's rich

      March 8, 2013 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Barneyjake

    I love my Country stars but I gotta say, wardrobe is NOT the strong suite with these people. I don't care through...

    February 13, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  20. The One Who Knows

    Adele sings country better than Carrie.

    But...Adele doesn't sing country.

    Exactly.

    February 13, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder – obviously, those who think Carrie didn't look absolutely outstanding, beautiful, classy and pure has no sense of taste and class – best not to even waste their time posting – no one cares about those who insult the obviously talented and gorgeous Carrie Underwood – get a life

      February 13, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  21. Cyn507

    I have yet to see any country singer, past or present have a shred of taste when it comes to wardrobe.

    February 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Bystander

    That was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. It was a feast for the eyes. The dress was the most exciting anyway just the way it was. She is always so tastefully dressed in spite of taking chances with so many styles. I sure hope that some how we will be able to see that done again but technically it takes a still background. Maybe in Opera it could be used to enhance the story or what is going on in a performers mind. A big leap forward in this technology world.

    February 11, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dex

      I think it was originally used in Star Wars. Princes Lea wore one very similar during her wedding to Han Solo.

      February 11, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • The One Who Knows

      Too bad it can't make her a better singer.

      February 13, 2013 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  23. Mave

    carrie underwood sucks...

    February 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sokman

    Pirates dont RRRRRRR, they ARRGHHH! Duh

    February 11, 2013 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Dave

    A much better singer than Taylor Swift...

    February 11, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Charles Moore III

    Miss Carrie Underwood had the most beautiful dress and she's the most beautiful lady she's more beautiful than
    anyboby else and I got a huge crush on her and I want her for a girlfriend.

    February 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |

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