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Fashion-forward pop stars Madonna, Lily Allen, Janet Jackson, Kylie, Rihanna and (of course) Lady Gaga are personal friends of the designers. As muses and campaign girls, many of them are already rocking spring/summer 10’s hottest new trends. Holly Shackleton peeks into their wardrobes…

Underwear as outerwear

Underwear as outerwear is one of the biggest trends of 2010, and corsets, bras, bodices and bodysuits should no longer be banished to the bedroom but worked into your everyday wardrobe. Lingerie detailing was splashed across the catwalks of Dior, Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, Twenty8Twelve and Dolce & Gabbana, where the design duo’s signature corset dresses were stripped back to reveal lacy black bra tops and 50s-style lace-trimmed black knickers.

Always one step ahead of the herd, Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga are early adopters of this provocative trend. Rihanna – working hard at being crowned the next pop fashion icon – has already been spotted in figure-clinching corset and eye-catching black bra at the spring/ summer 10 Jean Paul Gaultier show in Paris. While Lady Gaga caused a kerfuffle stepping out in a pink satin bra and matching knickers at the Accessories Council Excellence Awards in New York, where she picked up the Stylemaker Award.

For those not quite ready to bare all just yet, there are plenty of ways to work 2010’s daredevil dressing into your everyday wardrobe. The high street is already aglow with some figure-enhancing corsets. Topshop’s gold-foil offering with moulded cups and sheer back is ideal for those wishing to work on their red-carpet credentials, while their sequin and grey denim body perfectly mirrors Dior’s film noir aesthetic.

For lashings of boudoir black lace, head straight to Zara, who drew inspiration from their Spanish roots with an array of seductively sophisticated basques and bodies.

Peak-shouldered military jackets

A firm favourite of Beyoncé and Victoria Beckham, nothing commands authority like a peaked-shoulder jacket. A trend that has been spearheaded by Balmain for the past few seasons, even the late, great Michael Jackson often stepped out head-to-toe in the label. Beyoncé and Rihanna have been quick to follow suit, both making regular public appearances in Balmain’s hugely coveted jackets. Recently, Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole wowed audiences wearing a pillarbox red Ralph Lauren military jacket in the video for her single ‘Fight For This Love’ and sported scantier military-inspired outfits in red and in white for TV appearances.

For 2010, designers in London, Paris and New York continue to channel the peak-shouldered trend in new and novel ways. In London, Todd Lynn pushed the silhouette to the max, enhancing models’ shoulders with gargantuan armour-plated metal horns. French designer Roland Mouret opted for fuzzy fur in mustard yellow, while Karl Lagerfeld decided to give each of his girls a rock ’n’ roll edge with silver guitars for shoulders. Over at Balmain, Creative Director Christophe Decarnin continued perfecting his luxurious and lavishly embellished crystal-shouldered jackets.

While a Balmain jacket could set you back a hefty €8,000, you can still work it like Beyoncé. Online shopping emporium Asos’ black cotton military jacket with brass buttons is perfect for daytime wear, while French Connection’s military-inspired black leather jacket with asymmetric buttons, vamps it up for after dark. Meanwhile, Mango has a collection of black slinky dresses complete with sequined peak shoulders.

Show-stopping party frocks

Luckily for party girls like American singer-songwriter Katy Perry, short, tight and acid bright was the order of the day for dresses at Giorgio Armani, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Versace. For the latter psychedelic mini-dresses and floor-flowing evening gowns with cutaway chain-mail detailing paid tribute to the late Gianni Versace’s 90s heyday.

Lindsay Lohan’s debut as Artistic Advisor at Emmanuel Ungaro captured her youthful spirit with a collection that featured fuchsia pink bandage dresses that fashion magazines will no doubt snap Lindsay wearing out and about.

Katy Perry proved her passion for a pretty frock when she wore a dozen different outfits while hosting The MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, last November. These included a stunning Marchesa floor-length pink satin ensemble with black lace detailing and a tulip-skirted feathered number by Jenny Packham, as well as Victor & Rolf’s tulle ballgown, hot off the Paris runway and complete with quirky cut-outs.

To cement your own pop-star status, a show-stopping party dress is a must. Reiss’ flame Tiana tier dress is a watered-down version of Victor & Rolf’s epic ballgown, while the high-street store’s achingly sexy bandage dresses pay homage to Hervé Léger, the king of cling. Natan’s Lotus1 bustier dress in vibrant blue silk with raised pleats is another guaranteed head-turner.

House of Chanel

Chanel continues to take haute couture to giddy heights by breathing new life into the century-old brand with the help of British pop star Lily Allen. The face of Chanel’s Coco Cocoon handbags – a sportswear-inspired collection of padded, quilted handbags, totes, clutches and duffels – Lily lives and breathes Chanel. Rarely seen without one of the fabled house’s iconic 2.55 bags or rocking a head-to-toe Chanel look, the 24-year-old is a brilliant advocate for the brand and was the natural choice for Creative Director, Karl Lagerfeld, when he was choosing the face of Chanel’s new accessories campaign.

Karl chose Allen for her sense of fun, and the budding pop fashionista certainly has bagfuls of that. Opening the Chanel spring/summer 10 catwalk show to a round of applause, she rose up from a country and western-inspired stage on a platform covered in hay, to perform a medley of Karl’s favourite Lily Allen hits, including ‘Not Fair.

To get Lily’s look, gravitate towards prom-style dresses, chic skirt suits and classic Chanel 5012 black-and-white shades.

Eye-catching sunglasses

No discerning pop-star’s wardrobe is complete without a sensational pair of shades, and spring/summer 10 has a rainbow of colours and designs to choose from. Take Lady Gaga as a springboard for inspiration when it comes to choosing the perfect pair for you.

Rarely seen without an attention-commanding pair of sunglasses, Gaga favourites include Jeremy Scott’s Mickey Mouse frames, in collaboration with Linda Farrow, as worn in her ‘Paparazzi’ video, and a chic pair of white Carrera Champion shades worn in ‘Bad Romance’, together with glasses by Christian Dior, Gucci, Versace and Ray-Ban.

To make like the queen of eye-catching eyewear, we suggest picking up a pair of Alexander Wang’s sci-fimeets sex kitten retro bronze sunnies. Again in collaboration with Linda Farrow and available in all manner of feline guises, these edgy and sexy shades are the must-have shape for spring.

Menswear must-buys

Over in the men’s corner, singer, songwriter and fashion devotee Kanye West is flying the fashion flag for all style-loving males. The award-winning pop star has already collaborated with Louis Vuitton on a line of sneakers, and he makes no secret of his adoration for the brand, often sporting custom-made Louis Vuitton tuxedo jackets over white shirts, T-shirts and jeans.

Lightweight fitted blazers are a must-have for 2010 and Kanye is naturally already rocking this trend. Choose yours in simple white, grey or narrow pinstripe and team it with a classic white shirt or with a round-neck T-shirt to channel Yeezy himself.

Dries Van Noten, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Costume National and Etro all have well-cut linen suit jackets that are fresh, laidback and perfect for easing your way into spring. Varsity jackets – another Kanye favourite – are another must-have, with sports jackets making an appearance at Bottega Veneta, Jean Paul Gaultier, Burberry, Junya Watanabe and Dsquared2.

For the perfect white shirt, look no further than Prada, whose made-to-measure shirt service is guaranteed to satisfy all your shirting needs. While Alexander Wang’s recently launched menswear line offers the perfect lightweight T-shirts for the fashion-forward male.

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Where to buy

Underwear as outerwear

Topshop 6 Plaza Puerto del Sol, Madrid; Magasin Odense, 20 Vestergade, Odense
Zara 123 Rue Neuve, Brussels

Peak-shouldered military jackets

French Connection Galeries Lafayette, 23 Franzsischestrasse, Berlin; Notos Galleries Lambropoulos, 99 Aiolou Street and Lycourgou, Athens
Mango 73 Meir, Antwerp; 86 Mariahilferstrasse, Vienna

Show-stopping party frocks

Reiss Selfridges, 400 Oxford Street, London; The Shambles, 7 New Cathedral Street, Manchester
Natan 158 Avenue Louise, Brussels


Chanel 63 Waterloolann, Brussels, 46 avenue de France, Antwerp; 10a Via Sant’Andrea, Milan; 2-3 Neue ABC-Strasse, Hamburg


Linda Farrow Galleries GUM Department Store, Red Square, Moscow; Espace Mirage, Place du Casino, Allée Serge Diaghilev, Monte Carlo


For great menswear concessions, try Magasin du Nord in Copenhagen, at 13 Kongens Nytorv, Galeries Lafayette (pictured below) at 76-78 Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, or NK, 18-20 Hamngaten, Stockholm

FR Baromètre « Fashion »

Que contiennent les garde-robes des stars et des célébrités d’aujourd’hui ? Nous avons fait un repérage pour savoir que porter pour adopter, nous aussi, ce profil de pop-star

Les dessous dessus Les dessous portés au-dessus est l’une des grandes tendances de 2010. Toujours une longueur d’avance, Rihanna, Katy Perry et Lady GaGa font partie des premières à adopter ce style provocant. Regardez dans l’offre de Topshop pour des bodys en lamelles dorées avec des bonnets façonnés et des dos plongeants ou pour des corsets noirs de boudoir avec lacets dirigezvous directement chez Zara.

Vestons militaires avec épaulettes Vêtement favori de Beyoncé et de Victoria Beckham, rien ne donne plus d’autorité qu’une veste à épaulettes. Asos, l’empire du shopping, vend des vestes militaires en coton noir, parfaites à porter en journée. French Connection propose des vestes en cuir d’inspiration militaire qui le soir, dégagent un look grande séduction.

La robe de soirée à bustier Heureusement, pour des filles qui aiment faire la fête comme la chanteuse-compositrice américaine Katy Perry, le court, moulant et aux couleurs acidulées est à l’ordre du jour. Pour établir fermement votre profil de pop-star, une robe de soirée à bustier est un must. Passez la robe Lotus1 de Natan en soie bleue électrique avec des plis montants : effet bluffant garanti !

Chanel Chanel continue à mener la haute couture vers des sommets inégalés, en insufflant une nouvelle vitalité à cette marque centenaire avec le soutien de la pop star britannique Lily Allen. Pour avoir le look de Lily, tournez-vous vers des robes élégantes, des tailleurs chics et des lunettes solaires classiques Chanel 5012 blanches et noires.

Accessoires Aucune garde-robe de pop-star qui se respecte ne serait complète sans une sensationnelle paire de lunettes solaires. Notre suggestion : le style science-fiction d’Alexander versus les lunettes rétro des minettes sexy.

Au rayon hommes Côté garde-robes masculines, le chanteur, compositeur et fan de mode Kanye West est devenu un véritable porte-drapeau. Indispensable à la panoplie, le blazer léger bien coupé. Choisissez le vôtre, gris ou à fines rayures et assortissez-le avec une chemise blanche classique ou un T-shirt ras-de-cou pour être à fond dans la ligne de Yeezy (le surnom de West).

NL Modevoorspelling

We nemen een kijkje in de kleerkast van de sterren voor de laatste trends die we zouden moeten dragen om de status van popster te bereiken.

Ondergoed als bovengoed Ondergoed als bovengoed wordt één van de grootste trends van 2010. Rihanna, Katy Perry en Lady GaGa zijn ons steeds een stapje voor en hebben zich deze provocerende trend al eigen gemaakt. Kijk naar stukken met goudfolie die bij Topshop in de rekken hangen met voorgevormde cups en transparante rug of rep je naar Zara voor zwarte kant in boudoirstijl.

Militaire jasjes met puntige schouders Dit is een absolute favoriet van Beyoncé en Victoria Beckham en niets straalt zoveel autoriteit uit als een jasje met puntige schouders. Het militaire jasje in zwart katoen van het online shoppingparadijs Asos is perfect voor overdag, terwijl het militair geïnspireerde zwartlederen vest van French Connection wat ruiger is voor ’s avonds.

Opvallende feestjurken Gelukkig voor party girls zoals singer-songwriter Katy Perry was kort, strak en fel de orde van de dag. Om je eigen popsterstatus te creëren, is een opvallende feestjurk een must. De Lotus 1 bustierjurk van Natan in felblauwe zijde met opstaande plooien doet gegarandeerd alle hoofden draaien.

Chanel Chanel brengt haute couture nog steeds naar duizelingwekkende hoogten door het eeuwenoude merk nieuw leven in te blazen met de hulp van de Britse popster Lily Allen. Wil je ook Lily’s look, grijp dan naar galabaljurken, chique rokken en de klassieke Chanel 5012 zwart-witte zonnebrillen.

Accessoires De kleerkast van een popster is niet compleet zonder een spectaculaire zonnebril. Wij stellen je die van Alexander Wang voor: een retro bronzen zonnebril voor sciencefiction stoeipoezen.

Mannenkledij In het mannenhoekje zwaait zanger, liedjesschrijver en modeverslaafde Kanye West de modevlag. Lichtgewicht blazers op maat moet je gewoon hebben in 2010. Kies uit eenvoudig wit, grijs of fijne streepjes en combineer met een klassiek wit hemd of T-shirt met ronde hals en ga Yeezy achterna.

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