It surprised everyone when Giorgio Armani, renowned for classic sophistication in his designs, started designing show-stopping (read jaw-dropping) costumes and outfits for Lady Gaga. But it looks like he has a taste for all things theatrical, as it has been announced that Mr Armani is designing a custom wardrobe for Alicia Keys’ The Element of Freedom European tour.
This is the second time he has collaborated with Alicia, as he also designed the costumes for her 2008 As I Am tour, but he is pushing it a little further this time. Think military jackets covered in loads of studs, crystals and dripping in metal, or a skin-tight black silk mini-dress completed with more of the studs, crystals and metal. But the designer knows that Alicia is no Gaga but she is all lady, so he has also designed a gorgeous one-shoulder silk chiffon gown. Alicia’s tour kicks off in Lisbon on April 29th and it hits the UK on May 19th, so we insist that you book yourself some tickets, if not just for the fashion, then for that voice.