Last night was arguably one of the best Superbowl games in history. One could also wager that this was the first Superbowl where more women were front and center not only watching the game, but anxiously awaiting performances by some of the music industries most talented female singers.
Jennifer Hudson kicked off the trio of performances with “America the Beautiful,” alongside students of Sandy Hooks Elementary School. Hudson walked out gracefully in a Monika Chiang leather bodysuit, a L’Wren Scott skirt and Saint Laurent ankle strap pumps.
She added a bold red lip, and tossled her long tresses to the side for a soft yet elegant look.
Never the one to perform anywhere without a piano, Alicia Keys took the opportunity to pair her white grand piano with a red Azzedine Alaia S/S 2013 body con gown as she sang her rendition of the national anthem. Keys seemed to be a tad out of character, choosing to keep things classy and minimalistic adding only diamond studded earrings and a gold Marina B choker.
Keys completed her look by slicking back her short coif, and going for a neutral palette with a smokey eye.
Bringing down the house was Beyonce’s electrifying halftime performance, which some are speculating the reason for the infamous 30 minute superdome black out! Whatever the case, Beyonce stunted on everyone who thought they might have had an inkling of an idea of what Beyonce was about to do in her performance. We’re not sure if it was the Naomi Campbell walk Queen Bey started off her half-time show with or her Destiny’s Child bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams who shot out of the ground to the stage like rockets, that had our full attention.
Whatever the case, our attention was on Beyonce’s costume designed by Rubin Singer. The sexy two piece included a black leather motorcycle jacket and a leather bodysuit made with strips of python and iguana, with insets of chantilly lace.
Beyonce completed her look with Proenza Schouler leather boots, black knee-high socks, fingerless leather gloves and nude fishnet tights.
Singer also designed the cosumes for Michelle Williams and 120 of Beyonce’s backup singers.
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