Bold, elegant, show-stopping — these adjectives describe both the skaters and the costumes seen in Disson Skating’s Fashion on Ice show, where skating greats wear fashions designed especially for them by renowned designers Betsey Johnson and J. Mendel.
Fashion on Ice marks the second of eight Disson shows, which airs on Nov. 13 on NBC from 4-6 p.m. (ET) and will be rebroadcast on Friday, Nov. 25.
Hosting the night’s festivities are Victoria Secret model Karolina Kurkova and 1998 Olympic champion Tara Lipinski.
“This show has such a fresh, young vibe,” Lipinski said about the outfits and performances. “Skating costumes can sometimes be predictable, but to have two cutting-edge designers involved in the design process produced a new, fun take on the skaters’ outfits.”
The show’s lineup of skating champions includes 2002 Olympic champion Sarah Hughes, 2011 World champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White, 2010 Olympic bronze medalist Joannie Rochette, 2006 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, 2010 U.S. Olympians Johnny Weir and Jeremy Abbott, U.S. champions Ryan Bradley and Alissa Czisny, and the U.S. pairs pewter medalists Mary Beth Marley and Rockne Brubaker.
In addition to wearing fashions by famous designers, the skaters also enjoyed the musical stylings of Aretha Franklin, who sang “A Woman Falling Out of Love” from her new hit album and closed the show with her famous song “Respect.”
“There were so many great personalities in this show, from Betsey Johnson, J.Mendel to the one and only Aretha Franklin and, of course, so many amazing champions,” Lipinski said.