Party-in-the-U.S.A. pants and star-spangled short-shorts dominated the dance floor as "Dancing With the Stars" gave its ballroom salute to Patriot's Day.
While the red, white and blue frocks were a requisite, the show's Emmy-winning costume designer, Randall Christensen, also tapped into distinctly Americana themes. His creations paid homage to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Las Vegas divas, cowboys and good ole' Uncle Sam. "What I create is always about the music. Once I heard the playlist I knew red, white and blue was not going to be the only norm," he tells StyleList.
Here we pay tribute to some of the best looks of the night:
Kirstie Alley: Wore royal blue palooza pants and a tattered peasant top which featured a sheer, bedazzled midriff to boogie to Lenny Kravitz's "American Woman." Alley danced under the tutelage of stand-in dance coach, John Travolta. The actor encouraged his friend to ditch the Manolo Blahnik heels she slipped out of last week for a pair of high-top sneakers, but Christensen gave her classic court shoes instead. "Pumps were appropriate for the song's era," he explains, Custom rhinestone buckles were added to authenticate the look.
Meanwhile, the design team barely had enough time to make Maksim Chmerkovskiy's custom skin-tight leather pants, which he wore shirtless. The pants were a special request by Alley.
Romeo: The rapper's refined tuxedo and tails salute to Fred Astaire, and partner Chelsie Hightower's sublime Ginger Rogers' inspired off-white bias cut gown was StyleList's favorite look of the night.
For more "Dancing With the Stars" scoop, read last week's recap which includes details on Alley's designer shoe mishap.