Shakira’s red ensemble at this year’s Superbowl halftime show will go down in fashion history as one of the Latina superstar’s most iconic on-stage looks. Now, we’re giving you all the info about the outfit — from the designer, the inspiration behind it and what it took to have it made.
According to Page Six, Shakira’s sizzling red coordinates included “a custom cropped bustier with crisscrossing straps, along with a removable corset and fringed skirt.” High-fashion costume designer Peter Dundas was the genius behind the creation.
In a press statement, the Norweigan designer revealed that he took inspiration from the “Hips Don’t Lie” singer herself and her music. He explained that the outfit was designed to flaunt his muse’s “raw sexuality” as something that would be an excellent fit for her performance and her “animal passion.”
Dundas has previously worked with other high-profile clients including Beyonce, Emily Ratajkowski, Kendall Jenner, Heidi Klum and many more. See the designer’s sketch of Shakira’s first Superbowl look below:
Shakira’s red outfit from the event held at Miami’s Hard Rock stadium took 10 days to make, as reported by Billboard. The sparkling ensemble was embellished with over 30,000 Swarovski crystals that were embroidered by hand in an insanely intricate art deco pattern. See the details of it up close in the photo below:
For die-hard fans who want to channel their inner Shakira, Dundas made a wearable version of the singer’s ensemble. The top-and-skirt set is available for sale on the Dundas World website. Named the Lipstick Red Crystal Josephine twin set, it retails for nearly USD4,000 and is also available in a nude color.