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Tasteful dresser Adele

Adele has "poise, taste, humour, and soul" when it comes to her style, according to designer Barbara Tfank.

The New York-based fashionista was chosen by Anna Wintour to dress the British songstress for her appearance at the 2009 Grammy Awards show. The stunning star wore a simple black dress for the prestigious music event, and Barbara says the talented singer is a joy to work with.

"Adele is a lioness. She has poise, taste, humour and soul. Her astonishing talent never ceases to fill me with enthusiasm," she told Vogue.

"I always take her lead and know I can trust her instincts - as Adele prefers black, I design for her as if she were staring in a black and white movie. Instead of colour, I play with texture, trims, shape and illumination."

Adele teamed her black dress for the awards ceremony with a green coat which was specially made by Barbara. The designer has revealed the inspiration behind the attire.

"Anna Wintour had seen one of my double-faced, satin, cocktail coats and suggested I make a coat for Adele to wear to the 2009 Grammy Awards. The coat was chartreuse but, as Adele loves black, we all agreed on a black satin dress to go with the coat," she explained.

Barbara also dressed America's First Lady Michelle Obama for her state visit to Buckingham Palace, London, earlier this year. The clothes creator says the style icon has a clear idea of what she wants to wear.

"Mrs Obama has an extraordinary presence and is a powerful communicator," she revealed. "Having had the great pleasure of meeting her in person, I can tell you she exudes a heartfelt warmth but she also knows what she wants - and said to me, 'I wear only what I love.'"

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