Designer Spotlight: The Blonds

Performance costume design duo Phillipe and David Blond of The Blonds received their big break back in 1987 when Beyonce selected one of their costumes to wear in her music video for her song Upgrade U.  Since then, The Blonds have dressed (costumed might be a more appropriate term) many celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and the always-outrageous Lady Gaga.

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Over-the-top glam is an understatement with The Blonds.  Often present is a corset, frequently accompanied with a side of sequins, spikes, and other various forms of va-va-voom.

Stage costumes have many criteria to meet: they need to have movement, be able to withstand hours and hours of sweaty dancing, and above all else, be outrageous and ORIGINAL.

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Good news for the common folk: The Blonds also design ready-to-wear.  Are you ready to wear these looks?

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images via fashionista, theblondsnyc