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Did you see Carrie Underwood‘s
dress’ performance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (Feb. 10)? Underwood’s performance
was great, but the show her
dress put on was thoroughly mesmerizing. As she was singing a medley of her two recent back-to-back hits, her strapless
white satin dress was transforming from electric blue tribal art to starry lights to red roses to ink blots to monarch butterflies.
After almost two minutes of a slowed-down “Blown Away,” Underwood
started in on “Two Black Cadillacs,” and that’s when
her gown took over the spotlight. The custom-made Theia gown was made with a fabric approved by both Underwood’s stylist and
the video team. It took 10 yards of duchesse satin, 100 yards of tulle and crinoline and Swarovski crystals that were only
seen on the upper bodice of the gown. “We wanted it to be artful and dramatic. 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,” Underwood said
backstage about her show-stopping dress.