After the success of his designs for Rita Ora's Radioactive Tour, Emilio Pucci creative director Peter Dundas has created five looks for the Queen Bey to wear during her Mrs Carter Show tour, which kicked off last night in Belgrade, Serbia.
"Doing Beyoncé's costumes makes a designer want to run home and sketch," he told Vogue. "She is one of the sweetest stars to work with. She knows what she wants and what will work for her, but she respects creativity. I thought she looked incredible in the costumes, but it's difficult to mess things up with her. She's one of those girls who look even more beautiful without make-up."
The designer adjusted his catwalk creations to accomodate to Beyoncé's criteria as a performer, using his AW13 collection as inspiration, much to the singers liking.
"She liked the Pucci girl look and vibe of the last show, but we made unique couture versions to make it extra special and also to suit her needs as a dancer," he explained. "Doing stage costumes is a little different than a show - it's like a high voltage version of the runway. For certain tableaux, there were specific needs in terms of colour and, of course, she has to be able to change in 59 seconds. That's even less than a quick change in a runway show."
Stuart Weitzman was commissioned to design her shoes, which included stilettos and lace-up boots, all of which were decorated with Swariovski crystals.
"Creating footwear for Beyoncé's shows has been one of my most inspiring projects," said Weitzman. "She and her entire team know exactly what they need, always focusing on the fashion and the function of the styles that will be worn."
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