Grazia"> clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

It Took 500,000 Swarovski Elements to Make Beyoncé's Atlantic City Outfits

Beyoncé all a-sparkled thanks to Ralph &amp; Russo, via <a href="http://www.graziadaily.co.uk/fashion/archive/2012/06/06/exclusive-q-a--ralph-and-russo-on-dressing-beyonce--angelina-and-xxx.htm?slideshow=true&amp;slideImage=0">Grazia</a>
Beyoncé all a-sparkled thanks to Ralph & Russo, via Grazia

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Michael Russo and Tamara Ralph are the Australian design duo behind Ralph & Russo, a made-to-measure couture venture that counts Angelina Jolie and Beyoncé as their loyal customers. And speaking of the ever-fabulous Beyoncé, this is what went into the creation of her recent Atlantic City showstopping pieces, according to Tamara Ralph:

We put together around 20 designs which were shortlisted to a final selection of four, and two headpieces. Beyoncé has great style and stage presence and we wanted to ensure this was reflected in each element of the design from the style, fit, fabric selection and embellishment with over 500,000 Swarovski Elements. [...] We can usually create custom made couture pieces within three to five weeks. With something like Beyoncé’s pieces, we had a team of 20 couturiers working around the clock on the outfits which were completed in 4 weeks!

· Design Duo Ralph & Russo On Dressing Beyonce And Angelina Jolie: EXCLUSIVE Q&A [Grazia]
· Here's Where You Can Get Beyonce's Exact Bikini [Racked]
· All Beyonce Coverage [Racked]