By Cheryl Brody Franklin
Updated Oct 16, 2012 @ 4:39 pm
Credit: Everett Collection; Courtesy of ABC

On last night’s episode of Dancing With the Stars, Karina Smirnoff and partner Apolo Anton Ohno performed a hip-hop routine to "Poison"—and even though Smirnoff admittedly wasn’t thrilled about choreographing this dance style, she loved designing the metallic gold hoodies and hot pants. “When I heard the song, I thought of In Living Color and the amazing Fly Girls,” Smirnoff told “Two of them stood out: the incredible Jennifer Lopez and our very own Carrie Ann Inaba. Not only were they talented on the dance floor, but they always set a trend—I love the bandanas, big hoop earrings, and short-shorts with boots. It screamed, ‘We are powerful women and can dance hard!’” Smirnoff was also influenced by this week's guest judge, Paula Abdul. “She set some great fashion trends in that era, which completely led me to [incorporate] certain designs in my costume,” the dancer told us. “It was a fun week to be creative with the outfits, and it took me back to that [time] again! So, what did you think of Karina’s '80s style?

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