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April 19 2014

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David Koma Dresses Mrs. Carter

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Beyoncé′s Mrs. Carter Show tour kicked off in Belgrade this week, and in addition to Pucci’s Peter Dundas, Dsquared²’s Dean and Dan Caten, and Alon Livne, Bey favorite David Koma created some saucy, custom onstage ensembles for the star and her backup dancers. “We looked at musical instruments as art objects, and the print is a French horn,” said the designer during a chat at the London Showrooms yesterday. The costumes, which were influenced by Koma’s vinyl-record-inspired Fall 2013 collection, feature gold and black printed silk jersey bodices and slick, laser-cut patent leather peplums. “She usually goes for something body conscious and different,” said Koma, who’s worked with the singer since 2009. “And she likes to look strong and sensual at the same time. I mean, come on, she’s Beyoncé!” Take a peek at Koma’s sketches (above) and inspiration board (below), exclusively on Style.com.

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Into the Night with Sachin + Babi

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Sachin + Babi is known for bringing intricate embroideries and unique fabrics to its customers at a contemporary price point. While casual separates make up the bulk of their business, Sachin and Babi Ahluwalia, the husband and wife duo behind the label, have also been crafting custom red carpet pieces for years. And this March, just in time for awards season, they’re releasing a new eveningwear collection.

“We wanted to take some of the embroideries from our favorite Spring pieces and push them forward on richer failles and even lambskin,” Sachin told Style.com. Many of the special-occasion designs articulate key looks from the most recent S+B runway show in a more glamorous way. For instance, the chain-link-embellished tulle minidress worn by Eniko Mihalik is even sexier as a floor-scraping body-con gown with a dramatic scoop back. It’s the kind of thing that will make a girl feel like she owns the room. Speaking of owning the room, in Pepsi’s new campaign images, Beyoncé wears a navy mirror-embellished tuxedo jacket from Sachin + Babi’s Spring collection (and little else) while pushing a shopping cart of soda. That jacket was reimagined for the evening line as a sweet shift dress. Admittedly, it didn’t blow our minds quite as much as a pantless Mrs. Jay Z. But it will definitely make a splash at a cocktail party.

Sachin + Babi’s Eveningwear Collection ($735-$2,095) will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, and specialty stores in March.

Coppola Walks The Aisle In Alaïa, Baby Beyoncé Is On the Way, Hurricane Irene Rains On DVF’s Parade, And More…

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Over the weekend, Sofia Coppola married singer Thomas Nars in a custom-made, “chiffon with a blush of lilac” gown by Azzedine Alaïa. He also made a special party dress for Coppola’s daughter, Romy. [WWD]

Designer Walter Van Beirendonck’s clothes have always “bridged the gap between art and fashion, proving that wearable garments could also express extreme concepts and humor.” Through his clothes, he has pushed issues like AIDS activism, war, ecology, and mass consumerism. At last, his influential work will be displayed in a retrospective, Dream the World Awake, at MoMu in Antwerp. [Hint]

One of the biggest stories from last night’s VMA awards: Beyoncé is pregnant. The singer revealed her baby bump and confirmed that she and her husband, Jay-Z, are expecting their first child. Jay-Z also surprised fans when he took the stage for a performance with Kanye West. [Huffington Post]

In preparation for Hurricane Irene, cultural events were canceled and restaurants were closed throughout New York, including Diane von Furstenberg’s screening of Tanner Hall. After speaking with Mayor Bloomberg, DVF and husband Barry Diller called off their screening and party in the Hamptons for their daughter, Tatiana von Furstenberg, and Ringo Starr’s stepdaughter, Francesca Gregorini, who co-directed movie. [Page Six]

Photo: Steve Granitz / WireImage

The Rise And Rise Of The Little Sequined Dress

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Celebrities (see Beyoncé, Rihanna, Michael Jackson, et al.) may be the only people who can afford Balmain, but the French house has helped ignite a passion for little sequined dresses that seems to be recession-proof. Crystalline creations from Thakoon, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Emilio Pucci sparkled defiantly on the red carpet at the Met ball, and more recently at Cannes. Their appeal, explains Alexander Wang, lies in the way “you slip them on like T-shirts, but still get this hard-edged kind of glamour.” Inspired by armor, his shimmering minidress is made of graduated metal discs attached to slinky mesh and weighs in at 25 pounds. Are you willing to do that kind of heavy lifting for such a serious shot of razzle-dazzle? Click here for a slideshow and let us know.

 

Photo: Marcio Madeira