It’s the sisterhood of the travel dress!
Country music fans had déjà vu during Wednesday’s 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors in Nashville, Tenn., when singer Kelsea Ballerini, 28, paid tribute to fellow country superstar Shania Twain, 56. , again wearing the iconic white dress worn by Twain. the 1999 Grammy Awards.
The sequined, long-sleeve turtleneck dress, designed by Marc Bouwer, was previously exhibited at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. It holds a special place in Twain’s heart since she wore it the night she won two Grammys for Best Female Vocal Performance and Best Country Song for the hit “You’re Still the One.”
While on the red carpet for the ceremony, Twain told Entertainment Tonight that she was “blown away” seeing her famous dress reimagined.
“She looks stunning,” the singer, who was honored with the Poet’s Award at the event, said of Ballerini. “She looks like an absolute angel. It’s very flattering to see her in the dress, and that she even wanted to wear it. I said, ‘I hope it’s not too dusty after being in the [Grammy Museum].'”
Twain said when she wore the dress herself in 1999, “it was an incredible night for me at the Grammys.”
“This dress represented that experience, so I’m glad to see it alive again. Now it has a new life and it has new memories and it’s really wonderful to be able to share it with other people, with other women. Obviously it’s a huge compliment to be admired so much that someone would want to get into my dress,” she said.
Twain also took to her Instagram stories to express her excitement, simply writing, “The dress!!” alongside a sweet photo of the duo on the red carpet.
The importance was not lost on the Ballerina either, who shared personal moments of her admiring the look on her own Instagram Stories.
“Brotherhood of the travel dress,” she wrote alongside a photo of Twain in the look.
the ballerina explained ET that the dress is only allowed to leave the museum for 48 hours, adding that she had a “back up” in case curators wouldn’t let her take it out of the building.
“It’s Shania’s night! When I was asked to be a part of it, to honor her, we thought of every possible way we could highlight every stage of her career,” said Ballerini. “One of the things I think she’s an idol for is her fashion and the way she always pushes the boundaries. I wanted to honor that part of her as well.”
The Ballerina added: “To be able to honor her is one thing, but to be able to honor her and have her blessing… It’s like, ‘I like what you’re doing enough to let you wear my dress that I won a Grammy in it.”
As for its designer, Bouwer was on board, highlighting photos of Ballerini slipping into the dress ahead of the big night.
Talk about a fashion moment!
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