In Olympic figure skating, fashion plays an essential role in a performance, down to every material and fabric.
The dress Karen Chen wore on Sunday night was carefully handcrafted by her mother – to match her theme. her performance for Team America.
“She poured blood, sweat and tears into it,” said Chen.
Chen’s dress is purple, with butterfly sequins matching her performance song – Butterfly Lovers Concerto.
“My favorite part is probably like the butterfly here,” Chen said, pointing to the stones. “She placed the stones strategically and arranged them in such a way that they looked like a butterfly.”
The US figure skating team won a silver medal on Sunday night after Chen’s performance.
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https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/sports/beijing-winter-olympics/figure-skater-karen-chen-olympics-dress/2751124/ Olympic figure skater Karen Chen’s dress was designed by her mother – NBC Chicago