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If you’re a music and fashion fan, prepare for a double treat when Beyonce begins her world tour in March.

The singer announced today that world-renowned top designer, Thierry Mugler, will work as creative advisor and costume designer on the road.

Mugler, who’s also a photographer and director, will design approximately 58 costumes for the show.

This includes B’s outfits as well as those of her band, back-up singers and dancers.

Apparently, Beyonce became interested in collaborating with the top designer after seeing his seminal pieces first-hand at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute’s “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy” exhibit in New York in May 2008.

After subsequently studying the historical works in the Thierry Mugler archives in Paris, Beyonce selected the Mugler-designed clothing pieces, including an outfit from the “Too Funky” video, which is featured in the photo packaging for I AM…SASHA FIERCE.

House of Dereon siblings, Beyonce and Solange, have some explaining to do to their fans.

As a matter of fact, the two probably need to provide the victims of Hurrican Ike with an explanation, too.

Music World / Columbia Records have issued a statement, indicating that their December 9 concert, “Beyonce and Solange: Hope For The Holidays,” at Houston’s House of Blues, has been cancelled “until further notice.”

The concert was planned to benefit the Texas victims of Hurricane Ike.

Why the cancellation?

The record company says it’s “due to a set of irresolvable scheduling conflicts.”

The one hour-concert was originally scheduled to premiere on Fuse on Sunday, December 21.

 

The concert was intended to benefit the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund to aid Texas victims of Hurricane Ike through the Survivor Foundation, a Knowles family charity helping people in need.

 

“Beyonce and Solange regret the cancellation of their Houston-area holiday concert and urge their fans to support the efforts of The Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund and the Survivor Foundation,” they said.

Following his acclaimed Spring/Summer 2009 ready-to-wear show for Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs knew exactly who he wanted to embody the spirit of the season.

He chose Madonna.

The pop star will be the face of Louis Vuitton’s Spring/Summer fashion campaign.

She was photographed by her long-time creative collaborator Steven Meisel (this was also his first shoot for an LV campaign).

Apparently, the set is reminiscent of a Paris café in the Forties, with its zinc bar, bentwood chairs and air thick with smoke.

In the campaign, you’ll see Madonna transform into Marc Jacobs’ vision of the quintessential Parisienne, striking provocative poses in the season’s sexy short skirts, ethnic-inspired sandals and animal-print bangles.

Pics coming soon!

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The beauty salon is always alive with chatter.

And yesterday was no different.

In an upbeat conversation about Rihanna, one of the ladies remarked how much the singer reminds her of Prince.

I thought I’d come home and see if there’s any truth to it.

And I do have to agree!

Ri-Ri, are you channeling Prince?!!

Does anybody wear Fila anymore?

When’s the last time you listened to Nina Sky?

So can somebody tell me why the athletic brand and identical twin duo have partnered to launch a footwear line?!

I thought profits and money making endorsements were business priorities  but I guess I was wrong.

The collection is called “The Melrose” and will feature a “strong mix of colors and materials.”

Can’t wait for pics to be released.

Stay tuned!

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What’s that thing Beyonce’s been wearing on her left hand?!

Here are a few suggestions:

  • the roboglove
  • the gling
  • Anti-Rihanna Death Grip

Apparently, it’s neither but instead a custom-made Lorraine Schwartz titanium multi-use accessory.

Here’s E!’s take on it.

Los Angeles (E! Online) – What is that new hand that Beyoncé has? Is it a robot hand? Is it superstrong?

—B Fan, Yonkers

See? I told you. The Cylons. They look like us now.

The handpiece you mention—alternately known among fashion reporters as the roboglove, the gling or Anti-Rihanna Death Grip—actually was handcrafted by Beyoncé’s longtime jeweler, New York-based Lorraine Schwartz. Despite Internet rumors that the piece was fashioned of pure gold—possibly in the legendary Elven forges at Rivendell—it’s actually made of…

…titanium!

And, according to sources close to the gling, it’s also one of a kind and therefore close to priceless.

More details on the roboglove? Sure.

• Schwartz had her artisans working day and night on the piece, laboring 24 hours a day until it was complete.

• It fits literally like a glove. Beyoncé’s entire upper arm was cast in wax so that the titanium piece would wrap perfectly.

• It’s actually several pieces, including a ring, a glove and a separate component that covers the upper arm. It can be worn all together or separately.

• It looks heavier than it is. Titanium is about 45 percent lighter than steel.

• Beyoncé really, really doesn’t want to take it off. She wore it on Saturday Night Live. She wore it in her “Single Ladies” video. She wore it in her cover spread for Gotham magazine. She wore it on the red carpet at the MTV Europe Awards.

• The glove was Beyoncé’s concept all the way, I am told—a “superpower” hand to complement the singer’s new Sasha Fierce ego.

Speaking of fierce, the white-hot flame of truth doesn’t stop for a turkey. Look for more answers to your burningest Q’s later this week.

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A couple looks the stars are rocking on the AMAs red carpet as I write.

Christian Siriano has boldly declared that anything with beading is on trend, right now.

Just one question for you, Christian.

If it’s so hot, then why aren’t any of your pieces for The Pussycat Dolls beaded?

Just wondering…

Anyhow, folks, more pics after the jump! 

Enjoy!

All images by AP // Evan Agostini // Chris Pizzello.

2008 American Music Awards Arrivals

Image :: AP // Evan Agostini

The Pussycat Dolls wearing Christian Siriano.

 

2008 American Music Awards Arrivals

Image :: AP // Evan Agostini

Actress / Singer Miley Cyrus arrives.

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I’ve been talking about the star-studded VS Fashion Show at Miami’s renovated Fontainebleau hotel.

Now I’ve got pics!

The show will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network on Dec. 3, 2008.

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The legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach is rolling out its red carpet for tonight’s highly anticipated unveiling of its $1 billion dollar facelift.

A roster of VIPs will pick up where suave Hollywood legends left off.

Tonight, singer and song writer Robin Thicke will entertain a star-studded audience including Sean “DIDDY” Combs, A-Rod, Terrence Howard, Chloe Sevigny and Venus and Serena Williams.

The momentous occasion continues tomorrow night with the taping of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show featuring musical guest Usher.

Attendees will dine on dishes inspired by the property’s new signature restaurants, ScarpettaTM and Gotham Steak®, before heading over to the seven-story set erected around Fontainebleau’s pool-scape.

That’s the good life!

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Read more about PETA’s most recent promotion, featuring the singer.