Spain’s Sarah Loinaz to wear ‘Gaudí’ national costume at Miss Universe 2021

10 Dec 2021 | Angelique Reyes

Miss Universe organization is all set to host the national costume competition for the 70th edition of the pageant on 10th December 2021 in Eilat, Israel, where the delegates from all over the globe will give their last try to win over the judges and the audience before the finale night. The stunning delegates will showcase their traditional costumes reflecting their respective countries’ culture and traditions.

With just a few hours away from the grand evening, Miss Universe Spain 2021 Sarah Loinaz has revealed her national costume for the Miss Universe 2021 pageant, Gaudí, the architect of nature. 95 years ago the Catalan Antonio Gaudí died, a Spanish architect of infinite imagination who left behind a unique artistic trend. A precursor of sustainability and biomimicry, Gaudí lived until the last of his days passionate about nature and resorted to its processes to integrate respect for the environment in the creation of his architectural works.



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Designer Josue Quevedo shared, “This year 2021 marks the 95th anniversary of the death of one of the most representative modernist artists in the world. A universal Spanish: the Catalan Gaudí. That is why, on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Miss Universe, the Spanish candidate Sarah Loinaz will wear a fantasy costume representative of our country in honor of Gaudí, entitled ‘Trencadís’, the modernist technique that Gaudí himself invented in his works of architecture.”

The fantasy is built on a full-body mesh that blends into the female body, and thousands of materials make small mosaics on it to create the majestic salamander that Gaudí created for Park Güell. Acetate squares, laser-cut methakylates, mirrored leatherette and cut crystal stones create the geometrism that the famous modern architect loved. Thousands of exuberant beads of circular crystals sewn by hand create on the female figure the representative woman movement of 21st century Spain: empowered, self-confident, strong, free. Above her, the head created by hand with PVC. On her fingers, nails created under a new 3D technique and using recycled plastic, with a message for the planet: take care of the earth where we live.

Behind her, Sarah will carry a fabulous feathered parapet, which will unfold on stage creating a circular shape, a sign of identity and love of art, showing that Spain, if it opens up to the world, has many things to show and contribute. It has been worked with the colors that the artist himself used for his iconic animal: oranges, blues, yellows and greens. Gaudí had an innate sense of geometry and volume, and we wanted to exploit his imagination by creating for Spain a tribute to architecture that managed to become the world's heritage.