Julien Macdonald On Tweaking His Strictly Costumes: 'I Add Even More Crystals!'

14 September 2013 by

'If I was a woman I would want to look like her!' said Julien Macdonald of his Spring Summer 2014 muse. 'She’s fun, glamorous and very sparkly!'. Speaking of sparkle, has the designer been adding more glitz to his wardrobe now that he's a Strictly Come Dancing star? 'I absolutely love Strictly-ing myself for any occasion!' he laughed, admiring the glitter adorning his plunging black shirt.

As for working his magic with the Strictly costumes, he admits that he has been trying, 'but unfortunately I’m not allowed to get too involved'. That hasn't stopped him from spraying a little extra glitter on his trousers, however. 'I do steal things when people aren’t looking because what goes on in my dressing room is private. Behind closed doors, it's a sparkling world of me adding millions of crystals!' And we wouldn't expect anything less.

Julien Macdonald On Tweaking His Strictly Costumes: 'I Add Even More Crystals!'

Julien Macdonald after his SS14 show with Elisa Doolittle and Delilah [Grazia_Live Instagram]

We spoke to the Welsh designer at his London Fashion Week show earlier today when the likes of Anna Kendrick, Pixie Lott and Abby Clancy took to his star-studded FROW. So has being on the show affected his work as a designer? 'Strictly has changed the way I perceive myself and my life because inhibitions go out the door when you hit the dance floor - you get to have a lot of fun,' he gushed.

Julien also confessed that although he had some qualms about getting involved in the BBC show, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive. 'Everybody has been so supportive. I thought fashion people might be a bit like, ‘Oh my God, I can’t believe you are doing that’ but most people are enjoying it and are happy for me. Now I just need to learn how to dance!'

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