Latex: The Latest Diva Addiction

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While the pantsless trend of 2009 is still going strong, there seems to be another sexually charged trend taking place among American pop stars in 2010: latex clothing. While getups made of the slick material aren’t exactly new (think: Madonna, Grace Jones, Lil' Kim), the trend returns this year with the current crop of copycat-happy entertainers, including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Ke$ha and, most recently, Christina Aguilera, all wearing the gear (Shakira and Ciara are next, trust us). And, because originality isn’t really the point anymore, most of the ladies are even wearing the exact same designer: Atsuko Kudo, a couture latex- and fetish-clothing designer from Japan who won the European Fetish Award for Best Fetish Design in 2008 and 2009. (Yeah, it was our first time learning about that award, too.) Which diva pulls off the latex look the best? Check out our slideshow and cast your ballot in the comments.