Phillipe Blond says the crystals "took over 600 hours to apply."
We have to wait until June 28 for Beyoncé to kick off the American leg of The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour at the BET Experience, but fans in Belgrade, Serbia were lucky enough to see her slaughter the stage earlier this week. And people aren't just talking about the superstar's sexy dance moves and signature voice on stage that night. Her blinged out, boob-baring corset designed by The Blonds, in particular, is raising brows around the globe.
The good folks over at Fashionista caught up with the provocative design-duo, Phillipe and David Blond, who’ve outfitted rude gal RihRih in their signature Swarovski-soaked bustiers, to unveil the inspiration behind Beyoncé’s jaw-dropping look.
"Beyoncé was actually the first star to wear one of our pieces," reveals David Blond, who's been working with the entertainer since her Destiny's Child days. "We proposed several different (corset) options and this was the one that won," he continues. "Phillipe hand painted the suit on Beyoncé to achieve the correct shading. The piece was then hand embroidered with approximately 30,000 Swarovski crystals that took over 600 hours to apply. It was a close collaboration with Beyoncé, Tina Knowles and her stylist, Ty Hunter, to finish what would become one of the most glamorous and provocative look’s she’s ever worn.”
As for their inspiration behind the controversial look, Phillipe Blond says they intended “to give the illusion of being covered in crystallized honey.” How sweet.
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