(Italy) – Britney
Spears has decided to go square, Dsquared
that is. The pop icon asked the designers behind the brand to design
the clothing for her "The Circus Starring Britney Spears" world
tour, which began early March in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Canadian twins Dean and Dan Caten
of Dsquared are continuing to seduce young Hollywood starlets and pop
royalty with their designs. The Circus Tour,
Britney's first arena tour in five years, will feature custom designed costumes for Britney and her dancers for the first segment of
the concert. Traditional circus characters such as trapeze artists,
clowns, and jugglers are given a reinterpreted aesthetic with
provocative, sinister, and sensualized sado concepts.
Each concert will begin with a video segment on stage featuring
a star studded medley of personalities. As Britney calls out to the
freaks and weirdoes of the circus, Dean and Dan appear as her new-found
ring-masters, dressed in tails and heels, ambiguously sexualized and
indiscriminate. Arrays of talented characters make a provocative grand
entrance from beneath the skirt of gossip king Perez Hilton. Britney
will then appear dressed in a Betty Page inspired lingerie dress,
equipped with a bowgun, challenging the gossipers and paparazzi.
Appearing as both the beast and the ringmaster, Britney's
first on-stage Dsquared costume is inspired by a seductive, circus
lion-tamer. She will appear in a red jacket with royal blue duchet cuffs
and gold braided details. The jacket's shoulders, covered in long
flowing animal hair, further enhance the look. The costume is topped
off with a replica cheetah head adorned with black tulle and ostrich
feathers. Equipped with fishnet stockings, lace up boots and a whip, she
is ready to take on whomever is thrown into her ring.
Britney's second look lies beneath her first. As she peels off her
ringmaster persona, she is exposed as a sexy dominatrix in a three-piece
vixen corset and panty set enriched with Swarovski crystals and draped
chiffon. In this look Britney is surrounded and ultimately thrown into a
cage by a parade of chain-bound, dancing sex slaves in leather hoods.
Additional Dsquared costumes will feature menacing "sado-clowns,"
Parisian balancing acts, salacious centaurs and chiseled and chained
"We are enormous fans of Britney, and have been waiting for the perfect
opportunity to collaborate with her," said Dean and Dan Caten. "We
searched for a different interpretation for this tour, starting with the
traditional idea of the circus and then abandoning it. We wanted to
create something much more provoking and indecent… something animalistic
The world of the circus is full of contradictions in
balance, wonder and desolation, dust and stars, angels and demons. But
despite all this, one thing that remains constant is its dream-like
element, capable of assembling the public with artists, and catapulting
one outside of reality.
We are confident that this tour partnership, an
autobiographical tribute for one that has always been in the spotlight:
scrutinized, watched, imitated, photographed, criticized and loved, will
be an enormous success."
The Canadian-born twin brothers
are nothing short of an international phenomenon. They showed their first ready to wear collection in Milan in 1995
and catapulted into fashion superstars, designing men and women's
collections, sunglasses and accessories and even launching a fragrance
line in 2008.
Since the very
beginning, the brand has always attracted nternational pop stars,
including Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Usher,
Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and now, Britney Spears.