Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 26 July 2014

Beyoncé’s Super Bowl outfit inspired by mythology

Beyoncé Knowles

Beyoncé's Super Bowl outfit was inspired by the garments worn by Valkyries in Norse mythology.

Unknown New York based designer Rubin Singer made the black leather ensemble the singer sported on stage during the high-profile sporting event in the US last night.

The racy creation was trimmed with Chantilly lace, and also featured python and iguana skins in the design. The star's outfit took 200 hours to make and used the talents of a team of 14 assistants and five fittings to create.

“The stage costumes are based on Singer’s upcoming fall 2013 collection entitled Valkyrie’s Dominion," a press release sent out during the game stated.

“In Norse mythology a Valkyrie is a female figure who decides which soldiers die in battle and which live. A woman with power, focus and unbridled sexuality, not unlike Ms Knowles herself, was the starting point.”

Beyoncé’s performance was watched by more than one hundred million viewers who tuned in to see her knockout half time show.

As well as dressing the star, Rubin made outfits for the 120 back-up performers. Beyoncé's Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams also burst onto the stage in Rubin's leather ensembles.

Speaking directly before the game began, Rubin spoke about the magnitude of what was about to happen to him.

“It’s the biggest moment of my career,” Rubin told the New York Times' Cathy Horyn.

Beyoncé’s hair was styled into a loose wavy look which had enough movement in it to be whipped around during her high energy performance.

Her stylist Kim Kimble explained that she gave her locks a “soft glam” look by curling it, then brushing out the curls and smoothing them with Kimble Hair Care Brazilian Nut and Acai serum. Kim then sprayed the finished style with L’Oréal’s classic Elnett hairspray to ensure it wouldn’t budge.

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