When the music starts, the performance begins, and crystal-covered costumes add that extra pulse of power to the drama and energy on-stage. That is why the world’s most talented costume designers turn to Swarovski when their superstar performers need mega-watt impact.
Here are some of those unstoppable divas who have raised the roof in iconic Swarovski looks.
GIVING ALL SHE'S GOT
When J.Lo does anything, she does it with glamour and sex appeal. So, when she opened her All I Have Las Vegas residency in 2016, she brought her best looks with her. J.Lo favorite Zuhair Murad created this fierce and fabulous carnival-inspired look, while costumes designed by Donatella Versace featured over 260,000 Swarovski crystals, including a floor-length feather and crystal-encrusted duster jacket and a colorful ‘BRONX’ bomber jacket.
THE BEYONCÉ EFFECT
Beyoncé always has the power to make heads turn, and when she adds a little sparkle to her look, her star wattage goes stratospheric. For her On the Run II tour in 2018, she wore a custom Peter Pilotto fuchsia-colored suit covered in Swarovski crystals. Under the bright lights those crystals came to life, complementing Beyonce’s inner strength and vitality with an outer sparkle to dazzle the crowd.
GAGA AT THE GRAMMYS
When it comes to costumes, there’s nobody quite like Lady Gaga. At the 2010 Grammy Awards, she took her love for extraordinary style to new heights with a series of phenomenal costumes designed by Armani Privé featuring a host of Swarovski crystals. She wore this space-age bodysuit encrusted with emerald green crystals to sing alongside Elton John in a performance that was out of this world.
MADONNA'S MAGIC INGREDIENT
No performer understands the power of the stage better than The Queen of Pop. As her long-standing costume designer Arianne Phillips says, “There is no Madonna tour without Swarovski crystals.” That statement came during Madonna’s 2015 Rebel Heart tour, which dazzled with more than 2.5 million Swarovski crystals in 50 colors and 60 cuts. In looks like this contemporary flapper dress by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, Madonna made sure to put on a show to remember.
TAYLOR'S SECRET WEAPON
For her breakthrough Fearless tour in 2009, Taylor chose Swarovski crystal to help make her big-stage debut. Her essential accessory each night? Her beloved crystallized guitar nicknamed ‘Sparkly’, custom-made for her and covered with over 5,400 crystals. ‘Sparkly’ represents what makes Taylor herself such a big star: musical talent combined with an on-stage brilliance that keeps her fans coming back for more.
RIHANNA TURNS IT UP
Wondering how to make a grand entrance on your headline tour? Ask Rihanna. For her 2011 Loud tour she made a noise in this colorful bikini embellished with Swarovski stones. Her long-time designer Adam Selman says that, “without a doubt, Swarovski is the go-to for the opening look for someone with Rihanna’s star quality.” This striking look certainly set the tone for the bombastic show that followed.
BRITNEY'S BOLD CHOICE
It has become one of Britney Spears’ most memorable performances – taking the stage at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards to perform her hit ‘I’m a Slave 4 U’ in a barely there blue-and-green chiffon outfit glittering with Swarovski crystals. Shimmering seductively under the lights, it’s an iconic Britney look that has become a part of pop history.
GIRL POWER RETURNS
The Spice Girls’ Spice World tour in 2019 was one of pop’s most eagerly awaited reunions. For this major occasion, the girls needed costumes worthy of their icon status. Award-winning costume designer Gabriella Slade arrived to add some sparkle in the form of one million Swarovski crystals across a range of costumes that captured their individual personalities. Most of all, the glittering looks channeled the group’s bold and fearless attitude bringing their Girl Power message to life once more.