I'm not Beyoncé's biggest fan, I kinda like some songs (of course "Single Ladies" is one of them) but I must accept the she and her creative team has made an amazing job putting the "I Am" tour on stage.
Like any other big artist, like Madonna, Lady Gaga or Britney, there are some elements of vital importance like the set design, coreographies and of course, the costume design. Starting a few years ago we've seen some great collaborations between singers and fashion designers, like Madonna and Ricardo Tisci, Britney with DSquared and Beyoncé with Thierry Mugler.
Thierry Mugler was huge during the 80's and 90's, famous for creating highly-stylized silhouettes, very feminine and making emphasis on the female body. Another characteristic is his mixture of materiales, playing with leather, metal, vinyl.
I found this video, where it shows some of the pieces that Mugler exclusively designed for Beyoncé's tour and they're just amazing. The way he creates a real piece of cloth from a sketch, respecting everything that's included on the drawing just leaves you speechless. I've seen some of this designs he made on videos, but never got a closer look like the ones you'll see here. From sequins to an amazing "robot costume" made out of plastic and metal, we assure Thierry's greatness as a avant garde fashion designer.
Click here so you can watch the video (sorry I couldn't find the embed thingy to post it).