Exclusive! Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff Talks Last Night's Finale Costume

Dancing with the Stars Costumes
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With less than 24 hours to nail their Dancing with the Stars finale performance, Karina Smirnoff and Corbin Bleu were feeling the pressure last night.

For their routine—a fusion of Foxtrot and Cha-Cha set to Icona Pop’s “All Night”—Bleu wore black pants and a white button-down, while Smirnoff opted for a silver fringe dress, reminiscent of the show’s grand prize. “The Cha-Cha is fast-paced with some fun hip action, and I wanted my dress to echo those movements,” Smirnoff told InStyle.com exclusively.The frosted fringe and thin belt that accentuated the dancer’s frame not only complemented their upbeat song, but also reflected the party-pandemonium that was finale night.

“It was an emotional and incredible night—I could not have asked for a better partner,” Smirnoff told us of her experience. “It has been one of the best journeys.”

In the end, the duo landed in second place, right behind Amber Riley and Derek Hough, who came out on top this season, earning this season’s coveted mirror ball trophy. Congrats!

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