Dressing The Machine
Florence Welch, the red-headed English soul singer who fronts Florence + the Machine, has a decided preference for the boho-weirdo school of art-rock dressing—the more diaphanous layers, the better. She recently gave fans the opportunity to design an outfit for one of the New York stops on her tour. Talenthouse, an organization dedicated to promoting “creative collaboration,” sponsored the contest, which drew entries from 800 fans; the winner was selected by Welch, Lucky creative director Jen Ford, and Welch’s stylist, Aldene Johnson, who actually created the piece. Earlier this week, the singer and the Machine played NYC’s Terminal 5, with Welch in an embellished bodysuit and attached cape designed by Cristina Adami, who was in the audience for the occasion. (Adami’s sketch is above right; Welch dons the final creation, above left.) “It felt amazing to wear it,” Welch told Style.com. So good she chucked the shoes.