Ravens’ who? Beyonce was the winner of last night’s Super Bowl following her menacingly wild performance. While we expected no less from Queen B’s supermodel strut, if-looks-could-kill smize, and her army of single ladies, the songbird’s butt doily was the cherry on top of the #Beybowl Sunday. It might have been her night, but it was truly New York-based designer Rubin Singer’s moment.
Singer, who has designed many-a-costume for Beyonce in the past, was asked to present a pitch for the Super Bowl last November, in which the following two months saw the designer’s New York City atelier became a Sasha Fierce fashion military base. Singer and his dedicated 14-person team worked well over 200-man hours to create the looks of all 120 backup dancers, and Beyonce’s black body suit and motorcycle jacket (that was almost immediately shed once taking the stage) that had us gawking in complete awe.
Crafted from iguana leather, paneled python, and delicate Chantilly lace, the look was inspired by Singer’s upcoming Fall 2013 collection “Valkyrie’s Dominion,” a nod to Norse mythology’s dominant female warriors. (Side note: A Valkyrie decides who will die in battle and who will live to see another day – fitting for a woman with unbridled sexuality, not unlike Beyonce.)
As if her show-stopping dance moves in Proenza Schouler killer booties with risky, never-ending heels didn’t already warrant immense respect, Lady B went up about ten point in our books when she shared the staged with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, also clad in Singer getups, for a mini Destiny’s Child reunion (talk about fueling excitement for their upcoming album).
In the last moments Beyonce whipped her hair back and forth at the edge of the stage, while fans caressed her fishnets. There concludes her performance, following a stadium power outage that delayed the Super Bowl. How could she not have blown a fuse?