See Rita Ora's Emilio Pucci-designed Radioactive Tour costumes
Jay-Z protegé Rita Ora may be a new voice on the charts, but the British singer pulled a veteran move when she enlisted a well-known fashion designer to create the costumes for her first UK tour.
Ora will wear a range of outfits re-interpreted from Pucci’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection on her Radioactive Tour, which kicked off Manchester, England on Monday.
How exactly did the up-and-comer snag fresh off the runway looks for her big moment? The “Hot Right Now” singer — who counts Gwen Stefani among her biggest fashion influences — and Pucci creative designer Peter Dundas hit it off when they met at Bergdorf Goodman’s 111th anniversary party last October, and their creative partnership began soon after.
“From the moment I met Rita we’ve had a great connection and doing something like this together felt like only a natural progression,” Dundas said in a statement released by Pucci. “The costumes have impact and flamboyance in a way that feels personal to Rita whilst staying true to the Emilio Pucci aesthetic.”
Click through the gallery to see sketches of Ora’s designer tour costumes. SEE THE PHOTOS
Next: Queen of the ballgown
Ora removes the oversized skirt from this ruffled ballgown to reveal a futuristic metallic bodysuit.
Next: Runway Remix
A military-inspired print jumpsuit is an example of Dundas’ re-imagining of pieces seen at Pucci’s Spring/Summer 2013 ready-to-wear runway presentation.
Next: Move It
Pieces like this billowy gold cape were inspired by Ora’s “unique take on urban glamor.” In order to make each costume ready to withstand the rigors of a performance, Dundas reworked proportions and substituted fabrics to allow for freedom of movement.
Next: Solid Gold
Ora loves a Pucci jumpsuit! Though this stage look is more avant-garde, the singer wore a Pucci one-piece when she attended the 2012 MTV Music Awards and wore a red guipure lace number when she performed at the 2012 MTV Europe Music Awards.
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