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Fergie's M.I.L.F.$ video stylist spills on set secrets

Published 08/07/2016

Fergie
Fergie

Fergie was "dripping in diamonds" in her new M.I.L.F.$ video.

Kim Kardashian was transformed into a "real-life Kim Barbie" by the stylist behind Fergie's provocative M.I.L.F.$ video.

The reality star, who is one of a handful of famous mums making an appearance in Fergie's latest music video, used latex to transform her figure at the suggestion of stylist B. Akerlund.

She has slammed accusations suggesting Photoshopping and computer trickery were behind Kim's eye-popping look, insisting it was all down to latex and clever corsetry.

"It was my first time working with Kim," she tells Billboard. "I knew from the moment we met that I wanted to play with her insanely amazing body to create an extreme character we had never seen from her before.

"I incorporated corsetry and latex to exaggerate her natural body shape. I worked closely with latex designer Venus Prototype on her custom white latex GOT M.I.L.F. top and denim-printed latex shorts, and her jewellery is from Lynn Ban and Kismet. The over-the-knee cowboy boots were made by New York designer Irs. The idea was that everything was pumped up with an insanely skinny waist and super tall boots, which created a real-life Kim Barbie."

As for the star of the video, Fergie, Akerlund made sure the 41-year-old mum stood out from the M.I.L.F crowd.

"Fergie and I had a very specific vision on how we saw the M.I.L.F. world and especially on how would she lead the pack," she said. "Almost everything in the video was custom-made. I worked together with different latex designers, including Atsuko Kudo and Venus Prototype, who made several of the costumes for the video. There was something that attracted me to mixing latex and diamonds, as well as the use of colour, to help create a world where women ruled and there was no limit to what you can do."

Accessories also played a key part in the singer's look, with B adding: "I am an accessory freak by nature and to me, characters don't come alive until there is some bling and accessories to spice things up. Fergie was dripping in diamonds, from Lynn Ban to custom Fausto Puglisi and Yeprem. Her glasses were made by the queen of sunglasses herself, Anna Karin Karlsson."

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