Taylor Swift looked glowing in a beautiful white gown for her appearance at the Grammy Awards last weekend but it seems that the dress and the costumes of her dancers caused a bit of a panic for her designer Marina Toybina. Marina has revealed how she thought all the costumes were done and dusted, before getting a call saying that they had to be a certain way, meaning changes had to be made.
Toybina told WENN, "Three days before the show every costume that was made was starched white... and then, probably 48 hours prior, we got a call that a lot of pieces had to be ivory and have a vintage feel to them because of the staging and lighting, so we had to dye all of the costumes so they'd be the opposite of what Taylor would be wearing."
She added, "We had to figure out different ways to manipulate fabric and create that ageing process without knowing how the fabric would change or what might happen if we dyed all the trims again. That was our last-minute panic attack but it turned out beautifully."
Marina continued, "Once the creative director and the production were able to set up the stage and see the lighting, that's when the concern came in that there was too much white. You have to consider all the elements of production in order for the wardrobe to play a big role and play it correctly. It might have been too much and there would be an opportunity to lose Taylor onstage, so we kept her all white and then aged all the dancers."
Fortunately for everyone involved, the costume designs went down a treat and received rave reviews from most people who saw them. Even Taylor Swift herself was impressed with the costumes, so much so that she has decided to adopt the top hat look of her dancers for her upcoming tour.