It is only March and already we are gearing up for a summer of DSquared for Britney Spears, something fabulous and sparkly for Michael Jackson and now Thierry Mugler for Beyonce. Her world tour kicks off tonight in Edmonton, Canada and we are anticipating the fiercest selection of costumes as Thierry steps up as the creative director. After all, he isn't dressing Beyonce as such, but her alter ego, Sasha Fierce!
‘Sasha Fierce is another aspect of Beyonce's personality,' revealed Mugler. ‘She is fierce on stage and Beyonce in real life. I tried to understand these two sides with my own perception of both aspects.'
Word is that his interpretation of the on/off stage schizophrenia is a selection of warrior woman costumes. We are expecting elaborate sharp-edged bodices, terrifying space-age metal gloves, helmets, spikes, bodysuits and sparkle.
But he isn't just working on the costumes. Oh no, we are getting a whole heap of Mugler for our money as he is in charge of the look of the whole tour – from lights to stage sets through props and attitude! Will he take us to a fabulous space-age future where all women look like Beyonce and everything is shiny and incredible? Or will he take us to a referenced 1990s past where everything looks a bit like the George Michael Too Funky video? Who cares, it is going to be AMAZING!
Our only question is... how is he going to improve on the simple genius that was the black leotards in the Single Women video?! We don't know, but we are confident that he will give it his best shot! Roll on May when the Mugler warriors hit the UK.