It’s the ninth time now that the TV show “Let’s Dance” enthuses millions of spectators. One of the reasons for the show’s remarkable success are – besides the famous participants – the breathtaking costumes by Katia Convents. I have visited the renowned designer in her studio in Bonn where I could catch a glimpse behind the scenes.
You really have to take a closer look to discover these delightful motifs on the dancing dresses – but it’s worth the effort! Violetta Posmetnaya and Anastasia Meshkova show that women do not only get attention with huge extravagance, but also with seemingly unremarkable details. Ribbons, little hearts and dancing ballerinas look charming and take off the seriousness of the competition gowns.
Currently, floor-length skirts are an absolute winner among the Latin dresses. However, even the best ladies are not spared the fate of their heels getting caught in the hem. Christina Luft provided an ideal solution: During her performance of the Jive, when it is most dangerous to get caught in the skirt while doing the kicks, she simply tied the skirt a bit shorter. Thus, she casually passed by her competitors. Not only handy, but also stylish!