Mugler is to have a creative hand in many facets of the singer's tour, which kicks off in March in Canada. He will serve as a creative adviser, with input on everything from set lighting to choreography, and direct three segments of the show (including the finale), as well as providing stage outfits for the whole production - 58 for Beyonce alone.
Jean Paul Gaultier designed tour costumes for Madonna and Julien Macdonald designed for Kylie's world tour. But this would be the first time a fashion designer has designed an entire tour.
Mugler is best known for creating the 1980s "power bitch" aesthetic. He is also responsible for the glamazon look Beyonce recently sported on the Today show. Knowles reportedly became enamored with the iconic designer after seeing a retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum. Beyonce wore a vintage 1987 Mugler dress for the shoot of newly-released album, I Am Sasha Fierce.
The collaboration with Mugler will further cement Beyonce's diva status with young black gay men and the ballroom community. One of the leading ballroom houses, the House of Miyake-Mugler, is named after the iconic designer and is known for it's over the top body boys and fashionistas ... As well as other "crafty" talent. Sounds like a perfect match.
Mugler on Tour [Vogue UK]