More Beyoncé Mrs. Carter Tour news! The cheeky New York design duo Phillipe and David Blond, known as the BLONDS are making a custom piece for the music SUPAstar Beyoncé. Known for their outrageous glamour shows during NYFW, these fun creatives have been working with Beyonce for five years now. It’s no surprise after working on her Upgrade music video and promo shots for her album, all the GLAMOUR bling is going live during Beyonce’s Mrs. Carter tour. We’re so excited to see what they are up to! a little hint of 30,000 Swarovski crystals? Here’s a little peek at the WOW to come from The Blonds.
Phillipe Blond: “Our original inspiration came from Tamara de Lempicka’s paintings of the female body. It is also meant to give the illusion of being covered in crystallized honey.
David Blond: “To start, Phillipe hand-painted the suit on Beyonce to achieve the correct shading. Then the piece was hand embroidered with approximately 30,000 Swarovski crystals that took over 600 hours to apply.”
David Blond: “Beyonce exudes confidence, glamour and sensuality, so we created something that would express those things in every way. A couture look that would not only be stunning, but also reflect her personality and the music from this segment of the Mrs. Carter Tour.”
Phillipe Blond: “It was a close collaboration with Beyonce, Tina Knowles and Ty Hunter to finish what would become one of the most glamorous and provocative looks that she’s ever worn.”
THE BLONDS dress BEYONCE for her Mrs. Carter Tour by Brigitte Segura, photo sketch courtesy of the Blonds.