All I Want For Christmas Is ... a Mariah Carey Style Retrospective
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Did you catch Mariah Carey‘s latest rendition of “All I Want for Christmas Is You” last night during the Rockefeller Center tree lighting? Which were you more impressed by: Her soaring vocals or her masterfully architectural gown (at right, above)? We were inspired — not only to deck the halls and trim the tree, but also to take a look back at Mariah’s greatest fashion hits from (in our opinion) her greatest music hit. Prepare to drive your coworkers crazy by hitting play on all the videos below.
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Original Recipe Mariah: The Mimi of 2013 wouldn’t be caught dead in a snowsuit (unless it was fur-trimmed and came with a cape) but 1994 Mariah frolicked in the snow, hung her stockings in a simple sweater and rocked her original curls.
Whoa, Santa! Mariah: For her 1998 Butterfly tour, Mariah wore an outfit that was not terribly weatherproof — but certainly put her on Santa’s nice (or is it naughty?) list.
Santa’s Little Helper Mariah: What to wear for a Disney-fied version of the song? A festive take on a princess dress — made mini, of course. Miss Mariah would have nothing else.
Christmas Cleavage Mariah: There’s a lot going on at the 2012 Rockefeller Center tree lighting, but Mariah ensures all eyes stay on her in this eye-popping, plunging brocade frock.
Justin Bieber Mariah: Thought she couldn’t sex up the Santa outfit any more? Then you will be pleasantly (we think) surprised by this particular outfit. Feel free to fast forward through the Bieber portions.
Low Key Mariah: To sit backstage and sing her timeless Christmas classic with Jimmy Fallon and a bunch of kids, she slipped into the equivalent of the average person’s PJs and slippers: a slinky red silk gown with embroidered details.
So which “AIWFCIY” Mariah is your favorite? And seriously: How great is this song?