Britney Spears's Circus tour kicks off tonight in New Orleans. DSquared2, who designed the costumes, have revealed more details of Britney's wardrobe, and frankly, they kind of give us chills. Don't let those furry shoulder pads scare you — designer Dan Caten told the Telegraph they're only temporary:
“It's a a [sic] kind of metamorphis [sic] from animal to ringmaster to slave, in keeping with the circus theme.
“She starts off with the cheetah-head, removes it to become the ring-master and lion-tamer, and then strips off the jacket to reveal a Swarovski-crystal corset, fishnets and thigh-high boots.”
The thigh-high boots couldn't be more on trend, and the partnership with Britney couldn't be more fitting. Dsquared2 just unveiled a fall 2009 collection of "superstar goes to Starbucks the morning after" looks at Milan Fashion Week — something Britney is wont to do. DSquared2 has also dressed Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna for past tours. The designers tell British Vogue, "We wanted to create something much more provoking and indecent … something animalistic and primal." You can get a glimpse of the costumes in a video of Britney's rehearsal footage here.
Britney Spears kicks off Circus world tour in New Orleans [Telegraph]
DSquared Goes to the Circus [British Vogue]