9 posts tagged "Fergie"
Fergie took the stage last night on American Idol in a spangled bodysuit fit for a particularly glamorous superhero. Routinely topping the Top 40 charts has its perks. But ask us, and the real superhero is the guy who painstakingly crafted the damn thing: the undersung costume designer and stylist Michael Schmidt, the go-to for celebrities looking for a few (thousand) scales, sequins, and sparkles. Fergie’s Idol suit and boots are covered in 8,500 metal scales and Swarovski crystals, each one hand-sewn. The process took three months. But no sweat for Schmidt, whose clientele (Madonna, Cher, Dolly, Janet—the glitteriest of the glitterphiles) routinely go to him for showstopping couture. Not that it’s all girls. Schmidt also designed a rope-knot sculpture for the Palm Springs branch of the Ace Hotel in 2009, and the VIP rooms of NYC’s Palladium club, where he installed black leather floors and hand-studded them in silver—spelling out in Braille (why not?) the lyrics to Iggy Pop’s “Nightclubbing.”
It’s said that imitation is a form of flattery, and looking at this snap of Fergie at the Grammy Nominations Concert, we think Rihanna should feel complimented, indeed. Clearly, Mrs. Duhamel has been studying RiRi’s style trajectory in depth, combining in one ensemble Rihanna’s current obsession—shoulder spikes—with the half gloves the “Umbrella” singer rocked prior to discovering Chanel hand jewels. What’s your opinion: Is Fergie looking Fergalicious or like a follower? Tell us below.
Is French prez Sarko passing Carla-inspired legislature? His newest decree promises free museum entry to Frenchies aged 25 and under and lifts a freeze on state funding for the performing arts. All of his bride’s soulful crooning must have gotten to him.
Get more fringe on your face, FDA approved.
The New York Times‘ Cintra Wilson visits Sephora, and her tour is fraught with danger
What we gleaned from 20 questions with the new White House decorator, Michael Smith: Expect more classical busts and torsos at your next Cabinet meeting.
Staying west this week and next instead of braving the inaugural crush? Here’s a handy guide to Sundance, which is sure to be much more civil.
We had decided not to report on the details, or, actually, the event of Josh Duhamel and Fergie’s wedding in Malibu last weekend, until we saw this. Congratulations to the couple for achieving a new high in cringe-worthy nuptial memorabilia.