April 4, 2022, Grammys
Two time Grammy Nominee Linda Chorney, nominated this year, wanted to go with an independent fashion designer, as Linda is the only indie musician in history twice nominated for a Grammy in American Roots. She wanted to shine a spotlight on artist Indies while she was on the red carpet.
She chose Laura Tanzer to design and make her dress.
The dress was designed for Linda by Laura, with hand sewn letters in gold, spelling "INDIE O.G.," down the side, amongst hundreds of sapphires, garnets, and topaz from the Tucson Gem Show. BTW, "O.G." means Original Gangster.
The dress was included in the top list on Elle Magazine and Vogue of Scandinavia, alongside Jon Batiste, Billie Eilish, Lady Gaga, and other stars with huge designers like Versace and Gucci. It was also featured in fashion cams from Grammys, where Linda proudly voiced her representation of indies.
Chorney lost the Grammy to Jon Batiste, who won album of the year, but she and Laura won on the red carpet. Chorney also joked about losing, tweeted by Variety.
"No one could have pulled off that dress like Linda. She rocked it." Laura Tanzer
Linda has reached out to the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix to offer the dress to display in the museum. "It's a work of art, and it would be great if the museum could spotlight the indies!"
(Linda Chorney and Scott Fadynich courtesy of Vogue Scandinavia)
(Linda Chorney photo courtesy of Jeff Kravitz)
-- Linda Chorney
Global Loving Records Recording Artist