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The 1997 BRIT Awards were the 17th edition of the biggest annual pop music awards in the United Kingdom. They were run by the British Phonographic Industry and took place on 24th February 1997 at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London.


Geri Halliwell's Union Jack dressEdit

Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, wore an infamous Union Jack dress whilst performing onstage with the group.  Spice mania was at its height in the UK and the Spice Girls had just cracked the US as well, reaching number 1 with their debut single and album. Geri Halliwell captured the zeitgeist and became the official pin-up girl for Cool Britannia.

Halliwell was originally going to wear an all-black dress, but she thought it was too boring so her sister Karen sewed on a Union Jack tea-towel, with a 'peace' sign on the back, so as to not offend anyone. It was worn during the Spice Girls' performance of their number one song "Who Do You Think You Are". Later on she sold her dress in a charity auction to the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas for a record £41,320, giving Halliwell the Guinness World Record for the most expensive piece of pop star clothing ever sold. The performance won Most Memorable Performance Of 30 Years at the Brit Awards in 2010.

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Geri wearing her famous Union Jack Dress.











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The Peace Sign on the back of Geri's 1997 Brit Award Union Jack Dress.




















VideosEdit

The Spice Girls perform 'Wannabe' & 'Who Do You Think You Are' BRIT Awards 199704:02

The Spice Girls perform 'Wannabe' & 'Who Do You Think You Are' BRIT Awards 1997

'Wannabe' & 'Who Do You Think You Are' was performed at The BRIT Awards 1997 by The Spice Girls and of course Geri wore her famous Union Jack Dress.




Melanie C (Spice Girls) Challenges Liam Gallagher (Oasis) At The Brit Awards 1997-000:10

Melanie C (Spice Girls) Challenges Liam Gallagher (Oasis) At The Brit Awards 1997-0

elanie C (Spice Girls) Challenges Liam Gallagher (Oasis) At The Brit Awards 1997. Liam Gallagher stated in the British media that he "wasn't going to the Brit Awards because if he bumped into the Spice Girls, he would smack them". In response to this, as the Spice Girls received the award for Best British Single, during their acceptance speech, Sporty Spice, Melanie C, challenged Gallagher by saying "Come and have a go if you think you're hard enough".





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The Spice Girls Interview at the 1997 Brit Awards.





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The Spice Girls at the 1997 Brit Awards preview-0

The Spice Girls at the 1997 Brit Awards Backstage preview.



Zoe Ball interviews Spice Girls after their win BRIT Awards 199700:23

Zoe Ball interviews Spice Girls after their win BRIT Awards 1997

The Spice Girls were interviewed backstage at The BRIT Awards 1997 after winning Best British Video





Spice Girls win British Video presented by Frank Skinner BRIT Awards 199704:20

Spice Girls win British Video presented by Frank Skinner BRIT Awards 1997

Frank Skinner presented the BRIT Award for Best British Video at The BRIT Awards 1997 to the Spice Girls




Spice Girls win British Single presented by Mrs Merton BRIT Awards 199705:43

Spice Girls win British Single presented by Mrs Merton BRIT Awards 1997

Mrs Merton presented the BRIT Award for Best British Single at The BRIT Awards 1997 to the Spice Girls.




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