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Three Things to Know About the Man Behind Beyoncé's Super Bowl Look

Feb/04/2013 at 11:45 AM ET

Beyonce Super Bowl Halftime OutfitKevin Mazur/WireImage

After she sang the national anthem at a Super Bowl press conference on Thursday, Beyoncé asked, “Any questions?” Had the superstar asked the same thing after her incredible “not lip-synched” Super Bowl halftime performance Sunday night, we would have responded: “Just one: Who is responsible for that un-freaking-believable outfit?” The answer, it turns out, is not some household name couturier; it’s little-known designer Rubin Singer.

But we have a feeling Singer is about to become a household name thanks to the two looks he created for Beyoncé including a cropped moto jacket paired with a micro-mini wrap skirt made of nylon, metal, silk and plastic, which the star tore away mid-set to reveal a leather-and-lace bodysuit featuring python and iguana skin. (Oh yeah, and he also designed Michelle Williams’s killer getup and looks for the 120 backup dancers.)

Like most of the rest of the country, we can’t stop talking about what Singer created. So we did a little digging and uncovered three interesting tidbits about the designer. (Sorry, none of them are that he’s creating a diffusion line at Target … at least not yet!)

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Beyoncé's Super Bowl Style With Destiny's Child: Total Touchdown

Feb/03/2013 at 09:06 PM ET

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One thing was certain going into Super Bowl XLVII: Beyoncé was going to put on a killer halftime show, and she was going to look amazing doing it. And if she practiced until her feet bled, there was no sign of it as she danced in her towering heels.

To strut out onstage during ‘Crazy In Love,’ the star wore a belted “liquid nylon” mini with a matching moto jacket by Rubin Singer, but she quickly tore it away to reveal a leather bodysuit with a black lace skirt (also by the designer) worn over her signature fishnets. She completed the look with thigh-highs and sexy black booties.

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Kanye West Defends Fashion Cred on Twitter

Jan/05/2012 at 03:00 PM ET

Kanye West Twitter Rant
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After debuting his line to mixed reviews during Paris Fashion Week, Kanye West has stayed relatively mum on the topic of fashion — until now.

Following the creation of the possibly fake Twitter handle @dwbykanye, billed as the official page of his line and which has since been suspended, West took to his own verified account to “clarify a few things.”

“I really appreciate the fake DW twitter page but since it’s not official I can’t co sign any information on it,” he told fans Wednesday. The star then detailed his fashion résumé before announcing a new venture, DONDA, named after his late mother.

“DONDA will be comprised of over 22 divisions with a goal to make products and experiences that people want and can afford,” he explained of the enterprise, whose goal is to “pick up where Steve Jobs left off.”

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Lady Gaga's Stylish Summer Wardrobe: Vintage Versace!

Jun/20/2011 at 10:30 AM ET

Lady Gaga: Music Video Fashion
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Lady Gaga may be known for her unpredictable style, but the singing star claims that for the time being, she’s a one-label lady. While in Germany for the finale of Germany’s Next Top Model, the Fame Monster told BANG Showbiz, “I’m wearing only Versace for like the next two months,” adding, “I’m having a love affair with Donatella [Versace].” Sporting her seafoam green wig du jour, she continued, “Right now what I’m wearing is an archive Gianni Versace. This was never seen before. It is a dress that was made before he died.” Continuing her style streak two days later, the singer arrived to perform at EuroPride Rome in a very ’90s vintage Versace blouse and pants combo (right). Two days later, while appearing on the French TV show Taratatà, she opted for mixed prints, also by the designer (left). Then Sunday, Gaga turned up at the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto (below) wearing four different Versace looks — and even clothed her dancers in the brand’s T-shirts, as well. The pièce de résistance, however, is the barely-there leather corset and shorts ensemble she wears in her smokin’ new “Edge of Glory” music video. “I am greatly honored that Lady Gaga chose to wear a Versace Vintage look,” Donatella Versace said in a statement. “I believe that my brother Gianni would have appreciated her talent. This video represents a wonderful tribute to anyone who is unafraid to take chances.” Tell us: What do you think of Gaga’s style streak? –Justine Harman

Lady Gaga: Music Video Fashion
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Sneak Peek: Britney Spears's Sexy 'Femme Fatale' Tour Costumes

Jun/14/2011 at 09:30 PM ET

Britney Spears Femme Fatale TourCourtesy Roderick Trestrail II

When Britney Spears hits the tour circuit in Sacramento, Calif., come Thursday, she’ll be dancing “Till the World Ends” in her signature sexy style. We got a sneak peek of the singer’s sultry “Femme Fatale” tour costumes, courtesy of designer Zaldy Goco, and the looks are smoldering. “The true muse for me … is Britney herself,” Goco tells PEOPLE. “She has such a clear idea of how she wants to present herself and what she wants to deliver to her fans.” The show’s concept, though, comes from tour director Jamie King, who wanted to present femme fatales throughout the years. “The idea to create iconic personas or disguises for Britney was really inspirational,” Goco says. Spears will take the stage in a shimmering silver outfit — “the simple colorless crystal is so pure on stage, the brilliance is like nothing else,” Goco shares — and during her performances, change into looks like a mirrored gold jacket, snake charmer outfit, kimono featuring a “Japanime Britney” and more. There’s also some “spikey stud couture,” as Goco says; a purple leather jacket covered with thousands of pink chrome studs, safety pins, spikes and chains. “It’s something you haven’t seen before,” he explains. “We found the one place in America that could make that dream come true.” But the true showstopper? Her daring black Swarovski crystal-covered closing number outfit, which illuminates with LED lights and animates fire and lightening. Says Goco, “It’s the pièce de résistance.” Tell us: Are you excited to see Spears on tour? –Kate Hogan

Britney Spears Femme Fatale TourCourtesy Roderick Trestrail II


Britney Spears Goes 'Femme Fatale' in Dolce & Gabbana

Mar/30/2011 at 06:00 PM ET

Britney Spears Femme Fatale Dolce & Gabbana
Courtesy Dolce & Gabbana

After wowing a crowd in Vegas last weekend and dropping her brand new album, Femme Fatale, Tuesday, it’s clear that pop princess Britney Spears is back on top. And it seems she’s bringing her fashion sense along for the ride. Though she’s not known for stepping out in high-fashion looks, Spears is upping her style ante, donning several sexy ensembles from Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana in promotional images for her album. “We love Britney and we love to dance to her new songs! We can’t wait to hear the whole album,” the design duo told U.K.’s Telegraph. “She has always been among our favourite artists because she has been able to remain true to herself and to her style throughout the years. With her music she influenced and inspired generations of people for more than 10 years, always staying at the top, and we can’t but congratulate her for this new, important achievement.” In the photos, Spears sports three sensual looks, including a polka-dot bodysuit, golden gown and black corset top. This isn’t the first time the fashion house has helped the stars play dress up: the designers recently outfitted signer Kylie Minogue for her world tour. Tell us: what do you think of Spears’s Dolce & Gabbana looks? –Kim Peiffer



Kylie Minogue to Tour in Dolce & Gabbana Costumes

Feb/22/2011 at 02:30 PM ET

Dolce & Gabbana designs for Kylie Minogue
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High notes meet high fashion! Dolce & Gabbana has created the stage wardrobe for Brit pop superstar Kylie Minogue on her “Les Folies Tour,” which kicked off Feb. 19 in Denmark before starting on a world tour. While her last set of tour costumes was designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, this is actually the third time the haute Italian design duo has teamed up with Minogue to create tour costumes; for this show, they used a corset as the base to reinterpret some of their most classic looks for the star. “We’ve revisited iconic Dolce & Gabbana pieces, adapting them to the themes of the tour,” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said in a statement. “Working with Kylie has always been very spontaneous and easy. We are given free reign to create because she trusts that we know exactly what she likes. Kylie has always been our piccola principessa!” A sneak peek at one costume (left) appears to be inspired by the title of her last album, Aphrodite. Tell us: Are you excited to see more of the collaboration between Dolce & Gabbana and Kylie Minogue?


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