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Pretty much all of pop’s reigning princesses are on the tour or the promotional trail right now. And their stage wear is killing it. You’ll notice similarities in the most eye-popping costumes of Katy, Miley, Iggy et al – skin-tight, high-legged, sumptuous-coloured, glittering one pieces… That’s because many of their outfits are coming from one design team – The Blonds.
Founded in 2007 by Phillipe and David Blond, The Blonds collections are instantly identifiable thanks to their commitment to ostentation, glamour and glitz. It’s no wonder so many pop babes are choosing to wear The Blonds right now… Check out some of our favourites…
Beyoncé’s Crystallised Boobs
Bey kicked off her ‘Mrs Carter’ world tour wearing a press-coverage-grabbing leotard that featured a sparkly rendering of the ‘Flawless’ singer’s breasts. Phillipe Blond explained that the outfit was inspired by Tamara de Lempicka’s paintings of the female body and was designed to “give the illusion of being covered in crystallized honey”. The finished outfit featured 30,000 Swarovski crystals that took in excess of 600 hours to apply.
Britney Spears Turns Disco Show Girl
Britney has rocked so many Blonds creations that it’s tricky to pick a favourite… The black spangled corset in her ‘Scream and Shout’ video? The star-spangled silver dress she wore in promotional images for her ‘Circus’ album? No, the crowning Britney x Blonds hook up was the low-cut, feather-shouldered number she modelled for her ‘Work Bitch’ single cover art.
Jennifer Lopez’s Red Hot Number
Another Blonds devotee who has worn their designs on more than a dozen occasions, Jennifer Lopez has the ultra-feminine shape Philip and David seem to design for. Whilst ‘Live It Up’ – yet another yawnsome duet with Pitbull – hardly set the Billboard Awards alight last year, J.Lo’s Blonds devil-red leotard with feathered sleeves and paired with some thigh-high Christin Louboutin boots certainly did the trick.
Bejewelled Iggy Azalea
For her debut Billboard cover, I-G-G-Y wrote her name in bold with a high-necked, long-sleeved crop top from The Blonds’ Fall 2014 collection featuring an intricate jewel print. So popular is this print that J.Lo wore the bodysuit version of this design with added garter belt and stockings for a homecoming Bronx show in the same week.
Sex Kitten Katy Perry
Many a dazzling Blonds corset has adorned the body of Katy Perry and she’s stayed true to both the design duo and her Katy Kats on her current ‘Prismatic’ world tour in the form of a head-to-toe pink catsuit (literally). On a tour that also features an inflatable dress, a plethora of rainbow wigs and giant emojis, it’s impressive that The Blonds’ work still stands out.
Princess Nicki Minaj
Whilst Nicki Minaj is currently into a more modest look than the garish, cartoon style she became known for, let’s not forget the moment she mixed class with girly colour in her ‘Moment 4 Life’ video. For her fairy tale wedding to Drake, Nicki wore a flowing, crystal accented blue dress from The Blonds’ Spring 2011 line.
Miley Cyrus Bangz One Out
The Blonds’ outrageous outfits have played a huge part in making Miley Cyrus and her ‘Bangerz’ tour the talk of the tabloids. The ultra-high-legged bodysuit is revised numerous times throughout the ‘Bangerz’ show thanks to the adornments of a pair of giant lips with a wagging tongue (obviously), dollar bills manipulated into clothing and glazed cannabis leaf prints. The only get up we wouldn’t mind trying out for ourselves has to be the cowl-hooded white number topped off with a Big Bird-yellow furry coat.
Written for GALORE