BEYONCE POWERED OUT SUPER BOWL BY RUBIN SINGER
Beyonce / It is being said on the social network that Beyonce was LOOKING SO HOT and SEXY that she caused a power out the Super Dome, after her live performance at the Super Bowl XLVII. The one to be blamed for the looks and designs, our very own Rubin Singer. The design was inspired on Singer’s fall 2013 collection entitled “Valkyrie’s Dominion”.
The stage costumes are based on Singer’s upcoming fall 2013 collection entitled “Valkyrie’s Dominion”. In Norse mythology a Valkyrie is a female figure who decides which soldiers die in battle and which live. A woman with power, focus and unbridled sexuality; not unlike Ms. Knowles herself, was the starting point. Other points of inspiration come from the striking images of late 70’s/early 80’s Helmut Newton and the play on masculine/feminine associated with 1930’s film actress Marlene Dietrich.
The performance’s opening look set to the hit song “Crazy in Love” consisted of two pieces. A black leather cropped motorcycle jacket with exaggerated shoulders and asymmetrical collar with dramatic “winged” cuffs were paired with a micro-mini asymmetrical wrap skirt (13” from the waist) in a “liquid nylon” (made of nylon, metal, silk and plastic) Singer exclusively created.
Later in the performance, after removing the motorcycle jacket, Knowles wore a black leather body suit reminiscent of warrior armor. Strips of engineered python, paneled iguana and trapunto/pick stitched leather were sewn together in contrast to the flounce skirt and insets of delicate black Chantilly lace in areas where skin can be seen. This item proved to be incredibly challenging as it not only needed to be dramatic but had to withstand the rigorous dance moves required for the performance. ”This piece is truly couture in every way,” said Rubin Singer when describing the process. “My seamstresses were assembling all of the leather and exotic skins individually by hand.
All of the pieces were separate details that were all constructed on her body. We had to make the body suit have a tremendous range of motion and flexibility. Beyoncé is such a fierce and intense performer we could not have the outfit constrict her in any way.”
In addition to Beyoncé’s costumes, Singer created the costume for former Destiny’s Child band mate Michelle Williams as well as the jackets for the show’s 120 backup dancers.
Rubin Singer will present his fall/winter 2013 collection at his atelier during New York City’s Fashion Week from February 12th – February 13th by appointment only. RS