So here we are, wrapped up the Super Bowl, on our route to the Oscars! But before that, let’s discuss Beyonce and her glorious Super Bowl Halftime performance. And her black leather stage outfit.
I wasn’t expecting less from Beyonce. I was impressed by her performance and by the intensity of her communication with her public. Not to mention the great stage spectacle she put on for everyone to see! But she’s Mrs Carter and she can do no wrong. (remember that image we all thought to be from Vogue? It’s actually from her next Tour’s promotional material – Mrs Carter is going on Tour, you see!)
But back to black now: Beyonce’s Super Bowl stage outfit was signed by Rubin Singer. (you can watch her stunning medley performance after the jump!)
She has worked with the designer on previous occasions so it was not so much of a surprise that she turned to him for her Super Bowl halftime performance but mostly an honor and a true challenge.
Fashion disasters happen on stage more often than ever, now that singers are more performers than just mere vocalists (not long ago I was reading a title reporting on a Lady Gaga stage outfit malfunction during one of her concerts, the back of her pants just came apart before her audience.) Beyonce can’t leave that to chance and since she’s such a ‘perfectionist’, her outfit had to be nothing short of flawlessly functional and perfect just like its wearer.
Two months of work, 14 people pulling 200-man hours, five fittings for an entirely hand made stage ensemble: a leathery bodysuit with Chantilly lace skirt finish, a nylon, silk, plastic and metal micro mini and a motorcycle jacket with oversized shoulders, both of which she tore in the first minutes of the performance and threw into the audience. Her usual mesh tights, black knee high socks and laced up black booties.
Rubin Singer also designed the jackets for the 120 backup singers and for Michelle Williams (Kelly Rowland’s Destiny Child Super Bowl segment stage outfit, although similar, was signed by Pucci). But that’s something the designer has a tradition for – his father created the costumes for the famous Russian Bolshoi Ballet.
Enough about the outfit, let’s see what Beyonce’s nails wore for the Super Bowl Halftime performance! Beyonce was wearing Minx Gold and Matte Gold Chevron Nails! As we all know, Beyonce is a fan of Minx foiled manicure and she wore the exact same nails for her stunning National Anthem performance at the Super Bowl press conference last week. No wonder, as Minx manicured nails tend to last for two weeks (and up to 6 weeks for the pedicures).
As I’m typing this, I figured that since I can’t have Beyonce’s mixed leather (count iguana, python and more precious skin sewn into her stage outfit) bodysuit, at least I can have Beyonce’s gold chevron nails! Anyone else ready to Minx? (if so, Bey’s nails can be found here!)