Designers Phillipe and David Blond’s big break came when Beyoncé selected their diamond corset for her 2007 “Upgrade U” music video. Since then, the New York-based pair have dressed everyone from Rihanna (who performed at the 2008 American Music Awards wearing their spiked leather corset) to Lady Gaga (who donned their armourinspired garment in her “Paparazzi” short film). Recently, they created three limited-edition Barbie dolls for Mattel’s “Blonde” collection. And every New York Fashion Week, The Blonds present a corset-filled collection adorned with sequins, spikes and over-the-top embellishments. The Blonds’ custom-made corsets and dresses are available at theblondsnewyork.com.
FIRST FASHION MEMORY…
David “I love how children are so creative; whatever they dream up flows easily. It’s really hard to hold on to that.”
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