August 27 2014

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Beyoncé’s Other, Other Favorite Designer


By now, most fashion watchers are aware that Beyoncé is a dyed-in-the-graphic-geometric -wool fan of Gareth Pugh and of Thierry Mugler, now that the latter designer will be creative- directing and costuming her upcoming tour. But B’s latest video for her song Diva—which some liken to a reprise of Pugh’s Spring 2009 show —also features the work of 25-year-old designer Brian Lichtenberg. The patchwork bodysuit and matching lace leggings (pictured here) that the designer custom-made for Mrs. Jay-Z also echo his Spring 2009 collection. But Lichtenberg isn’t exactly a newbie when it comes to the wardrobing needs of pop stars. M.I.A. reportedly flipped over his hologram leggings and now owns several pairs; the designer was even an extra in her Bucky Done Gun video. “Beyoncé came up with the idea [of the bodysuit], as she wanted to dance in it for her music video,” explains Lichtenberg. The designer, who shows at L.A. Fashion Week, has an aesthetic that’s futuristic, bold, and graphic—which is, of course, right up Beyoncé’s currently avant-garde fashion alley. Lichtenberg’s collection includes clothing and jewelry in collaboration with L.A.-based accessories duo Alex & Chloe. He has also teamed up with Franc Fernandez on a range of sharply architectural hats (imagine what Grace Jones’ millinery collection would look like), which Beyoncé did wear for Diva, though the segment ended up on the cutting-room floor. For more on Lichtenberg, go to



  1. cuddlz says:

    I’m glad B. Lichtenberg is getting recognition on – he is a young talent that understands how to link the west to east sensibilities with his creative vision.

  2. bobby310 says:

    his stuff hella sucks….and should never be compared or referenced back to gareth pugh…his stuff is cheaply made and only a passing lil’ pop fad in LA…he better milk it for all it’s worth…and 25 seriosuly he look more like 35-40….

  3. nashua says:

    An other designer participated in making the video, his name is Mikhael Kale. To me he is very talented and worted to be mention.You can see his work at

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