February 9, 2002 |
When Sarah Hughes placed third at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships at Staples Center last month, it wasn't the seven triples in her long program that people were buzzing about. It was that dress--the underwhelming number in flesh-tone chiffon. "Poor Sarah. Team Hughes should hire me as a consultant!" wrote a New York City woman on http://www.fsworld.com, a message board for figure skating devotees. "The long program dress was too frumpy and pale for her." It didn't end there.