Monday, 6 August 2012

Couture for Music Stars

Most couture customers come from oil rich nations in the Middle East and Russia, where billionaire oligarchs spoil their entourage with luxury gifts. From the emerging super rich in China to the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood, it is a reasonably predictable list of the wealthiest people on earth. 

Rihanna: House of Worth and Alexandre Vauthier

But music stars are more and more focused on their style and recognise the crucial role their image plays in achieving success. Rihanna's new TV fashion design competition challenges designers to create outfits specifically for stage performances. 

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga: Iris Van Herpen and Jean Paul Gaultier

The most impressive example of this collaboration is definitely Lady Gaga who expresses herself through high impact imagery and strong fashion statements.  She features on the world's most powerful women list by Forbes which is calculated in terms of a traditional and social media component, power and money.

Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey: Versace and Stéphane Rolland

Can music stars afford couture? The most successful not only buy it but they seem to be a source of inspiration. Going through the latest couture shows, it's possible to find beautiful pieces suitable for performances and red carpet events.

Beyoncé: Jean Paul Gaultier and Alexandre Vauthier

Beyoncé is a keen fashion supporter, her music videos are an impressive display of different designers, from emerging to luxury labels, not to mention her appearances on music awards and festivals. 

Florence Welch
Florence Welch: Ulyana Sergeenko and Elie Saab

My selection of couture for music stars ends with Florence Welch, who has also a captivating presence in fashion, always looking glamorous in red carpet events and her performances, which include a Chanel catwalk show. 

Other related blog posts:
Power Women: a Journey
Schiaparelli and Prada at MET
Shoot for the Stars! Designers & Showbiz


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