In between marveling at Beyonce’s ever-expanding Mrs. Carter wardrobe, we’ve always wondered what her process of collaboration is like with designers, how she ultimately chooses the pieces she wears, and exactly how many hours go into each of them. Thanks to a new video Bey rolled out on her YouTube page last week, now we know!
The behind-the-scenes clip is a fascinating look at all of the glorious clothes in the Mrs. Carter Tour and the stories behind them. As it turns out, Beyonce’s camp reaches out to different designers for sketches, selects favorites from those, and then fleshes out the fabrics and details. For the “Flawless” look that Bey unveiled last month, her team asked Givenchy to create a more “upscale and stage friendly” version of the look, explains fashion stylist Ty Hunter, which resulted in the bedazzled plaid shirt and sequined shorts with a plaid, suspender-y strap.
Miley Cyrus performing in Ashish on the Bangerz Tour.
Photo: @ashish_uk Instagram
By now it’s starting to become easier to count the designers Miley Cyrus isn’t wearing on her Bangerz Tour than the ones she is. We’ve seen her in designs by The Blonds, Jeremy Scott, Marc Jacobs, and Roberto Cavalli, and it’s only been a month since the tour kicked off. To put her ever-expanding wardrobe into perspective, that’s nearly as many designers as Beyonce’s worn for her Mrs. Carter Show—and THAT'S on its 11th month of touring.
Beyonce wears Tom Ford's Molly dress on the Mrs. Carter world tour.
Photo: Beyonce's Tumblr
If anyone was going to debut Tom Ford’s namesake jersey dress from his Fall ‘14 collection, OF COURSE it was going to be Beyonce. She pretty much has a claim to it considering the “knockoff of a knockoff” was majorly inspired by her husband’s song—you know, the one that boasts the hook that's written all over it. Plus, let’s be real: The one thing Queen Bey can’t resist is a good sequined dress. So Beyonce, being Beyonce, hit the stage wearing the runway creation during her Mrs. Carter Show yesterday (March 18) in Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam.
Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea perform on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.'
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Charli XCX and Iggy Azalea have been getting a lot of mileage out of their Clueless-themed video for “Fancy.” It’s easy to understand why, considering we’re still quoting the movie 19 years after its release and wishing we had Cher’s wardrobe. For their live Late Night With Seth Meyers performance of the song—which just broke onto Billboard’s Hot 100, sitting at #88—the pair brought out a third iteration of their Horowitz-approved ensembles.
Clockwise from top left: Iggy Azalea, the 1975, Jack Antonoff, and Wild Cub at the 2014 Woodies.
The 2014 Woodie Awards are mere HOURS away. Who will win the Cover Woodie? What will Iggy Azalea's modified yellow Cher Horowitz suit look like in motion? We'll have answers to these and more important questions soon. We might not want to wait, but the fact is: We have no choice. So to bide time until the big show at 8 p.m. EST tonight, peep our backstage interviews with this year's Woodies performers. You'll hear Iggy talk about never wearing pants onstage and what she does when clothes mysteriously appear in her suitcases, the 1975 reveal the brands and stores that contribute to their "black and expensive" wardrobe, and which Woodies performer describes his personal style as "a nine-year-old who was allowed to dress themself [sic] for the first time." Enjoy!
A still from Le1f's 'Letterman' performance.
Photo: Late Show With David Letterman
You GUYS. Le1f made his national television debut last night on the Late Show With David Letterman, and we could NOT be more excited about it! The NY-based Greedhead MC performed his horn-speckled "Wut" track—a year-round banger in these parts of the interwebs—with gobs of choreography, a dancer on either side, and a backup band boasting Blood Orange/Dev Hynes. MAJOR. Oh, and also, he did it all in a full Hood by Air ensemble courtesy of Shayne Oliver himself. *brushes shoulders off*
Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX at the 2014 Woodies.
Photo: @thenewclassic Instagram
When Iggy Azalea tweeted that her Woodies Festival outfits would be bringing some “schoolgirl realness,” we weren’t sure if that meant she’d be reprising her Clueless-inspired “Fancy” look or taking inspiration from schoolgirl looks her pop peers have worn. Lucky for us, her love of Clueless fashion knows no bounds. Plus, Iggy doesn’t abandon a theme. So she stepped out in an entirely new costume, inspired by one of the greatest teen films in history.
Iggy had already worn Cher’s iconic suit in the video, so last night she wore a pair of yellow plaid hotpants of the same pattern and styled it with a sheer black shirt, a gold chain belt, and, of course, knee highs. Charli XCX—who performed “Fancy” with Iggy and four background dancers wearing matching plaid bottoms and yellow-and-black sports bras—wore a less obvious Clueless-inspired look that Cher still would have approved of: a hot-pink-trimmed black minidress with a chain-link cutout heart and, yes, knee highs.
Lady Gaga on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
As expected, Lady Gaga is in Austin at SXSW. Before her appearance on the Doritos #Boldstage, she hit up Jimmy Kimmel Live in a voluminous white dress and hat designed by Gareth Pugh. Oh, and they're both made from coffee filters. *pauses to allow you to process that information* Gaga revealed that in an attempt to "upcycle," she chose the dress and hat for her performance in Austin. Gee, I wonder where she got the idea to create her Austin wardrobe from household items? IDK, maybe these Doritos dress suggestions I offered last week? I see you, Gaga.
Lady Gaga on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.'
She and Jimmy discussed fashion (she got her flying dress at CVS, JK) and he inquired about her choices, and whether we'd ever see her in "Gap jeans" or "a nice pair of khakis." Ever the self-promoter, she told him to watch her performance because he might be in for a surprise. Did she dress like a Best Buy employee as Jimmy suggests? Did she wear a dress made from Doritos bags? Nah.
Iggy is not going to school, believe it or not.
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With the 2014 Woodies Festival mere hours away at SXSW, we can barely wait to see what Iggy Azalea has planned, wardrobe-wise. On Tuesday, Iggy tweeted that her costumes would be serving up some schoolgirl realness, and we know when Iggy does a theme, she does it hard (see: Halloween, the video for "Fancy"). In anticipation of her outfit, we figured we'd see what she'd look like in some schoolgirl inspired outfits other stars have worn. She has, of course, already given us a preview of what she looks like in a cheerleading uniform and Clueless attire (both school-ish...), but these are some different styles. Let's take a look.