Exclusive! Dancing with the Stars' Karina Smirnoff Talks Last Night's Retro-Inspired Costume

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Dancing with the Stars contestants Karina Smirnoff and Corbin Bleu went all out for last night’s Old Hollywood themed performance. The pair danced a quickstep to a retro tune, and Smirnoff hoped to incorporate the distinctive glamour from Hollywood’s golden era to their routine and costumes. “I immediately thought of L.A. Confidential’s Kim Basinger meets Veronica Lane or Lana Turner,” Smirnoff told InStyle.com exclusively. “There’s a soft, romantic, sophisticated feel with a touch of sassiness.”

Smirnoff wore a nightgown-inspired costume made out of chiffon, lace, and satin. She added sheer paneling, and outlined the dress with pearls and rhinestones, topping off the look with delicate baubles to complement the overall retro-glam feel of the performance.

Smirnoff and Bleu earned a 26/30, the second highest score of the night, right behind Pretty Little Liars’ star Brant Daugherty and Peta Murgatroyd. Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein weren’t as lucky, however—they were eliminated this week, leaving a total of 10 couples in the ballroom.

Tune in next Monday night at 8/7c on ABC for the live results show.

Plus, see Karina Smirnoff’s costumes from this season.

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