Tuesday 17 January 2017

Geri Halliwell's 2016 BRIT Awards outfit is a far cry from that iconic Union Jack dress

Sasha Brady

Published 24/02/2016 | 18:32

It was one of the most memorable dresses of all times. Geri Halliwell, a.k.a. Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls as she was better known back then, took to the stage in a union jack dress in 1997.
It was one of the most memorable dresses of all times. Geri Halliwell, a.k.a. Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls as she was better known back then, took to the stage in a union jack dress in 1997.

Geri Halliwell's 2016 BRIT Awards outfit is a far cry from that iconic Union Jack dress.

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In 1997 at the height of the Spice Girls and girl power fame, Geri grabbed headlines across the world when she performed at the BRIT Awards wearing a barely-there Union Jack dress.

The flame-haired popstar's outfit was actually a tea-towel stitched onto a top, which her sister made for her.

Fast forward to 2016 and Geri has opted for a more low-key look with a form-fitting, leopard print dress.

Geri Halliwel poses on the red carpet after arriving to attend the BRIT Awards 2016 in London on February 24, 2016. (Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
Geri Halliwel poses on the red carpet after arriving to attend the BRIT Awards 2016 in London on February 24, 2016. (Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)

She looks very elegant but even if she wanted to resurrect *that* dress for this year's award ceremony, she couldn't.

Geri auctioned the iconic outfit off for charity for a staggering £41,320 in 1998.

A friend reportedly told the BBC: "Geri is selling this stuff because the Spice Girls is very much part of her past. The sale underlines a new beginning for her."

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