Nobody makes an entrance fairly like Christina Aguilera. The pop diva’s outlandish pink carpet outfits have turn out to be the stuff of legend, and whereas she could have retired the leather-based chaps and barely there robes that after made headlines, she nonetheless understands the ability of style. Final night time on the Billboard Music Awards, Aguilera arrived in a chunk from London design duo 16 Arlington that mirrored her newest evolution. With its pinstripes and tailoring, the off-the-shoulder wrap robe echoed the texture of a basic energy swimsuit, and in response to stylist Karen Clarkson, that was form of the purpose. “Tonight was about being back in business for Christina, so pinstripes felt like the natural choice,” says Clarkson, who collaborated with designers Marco Capaldo and Federica Cavenati on the creation. The vibe could have been skilled, but it surely wouldn’t have been a Xtina look with no trace of extravagance—cue the mile-long coordinating practice. “We still wanted some red carpet drama,” Clarkson says. “Adding a train felt right.”
Excessive impression because it was, the look nonetheless represented a departure for Aguilera. On the heels of her much-discussed make-under, she and Clarkson, together with hairstylist Rob Talty and make-up artist Etienne Ortega, have embraced a mode marked by its simplicity, favoring impartial tones, sturdy shapes, and directional labels like Balenciaga and Vetements. Later, when Aguilera switched right into a shiny Gareth Pugh trench to carry out “Fall in Line” with Demi Lovato, she saved the momentum going—and in Clarkson’s view, offered an ideal instance of her new vibe. “Now it’s about a look that defines a certain status and strength. A clear vision for a woman who knows exactly what she wants to deliver,” Clarkson explains. “We love clothes that give a powerful silhouette—strong shoulders are becoming something of a thing.”
Provided that Aguilera sports activities an equally spectacular Pugh search for “Fall in Line”’s upcoming video, she seems to have settled into a wholly new groove, one which displays her present persona. A mom, songwriter, actress, and, in fact, diva, she has fine-tuned her tastes throughout her hiatus.“Christina has been living a more private existence for a while,” says Clarkson. “Coming back into the public eye naturally meant taking some consideration over finding a new look that feels right for her in this time.” With a brand new album and her first tour in 10 years on the horizon, it’s secure to say Xtina is again—and may have many extra modern style moments to return.
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