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The show-stopping ensembles I crafted for Jennifer Lopez…

Superstar Jennifer Lopez is one of my favourite performers. So, I was thrilled when she personally approached me to create her opening outfit for the next round of her hugely successful Las Vegas Residency “Jennifer Lopez: All I Have” at Planet Hollywood’s AXIS theatre.

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It was fabulous working with her. I loved the idea of designing the outfits within her theme of a modern-day showgirl and drew inspiration from the glamour and charm of the 1920’s performers.

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I worked extensively in my studio to ensure the pieces were absolutely perfect. Each feather around the collar of the coat was steamed and manipulated into shape and then hand-positioned.

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To open the show Jennifer seductively sauntered down a jewel-encrusted staircase in my dramatic, floor-length coat covered in billowing feathers and sparking with over 120,000 Swarovski crystals.

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She removed the coat to reveal a daring Swarovski-encrusted micro mini dress with a crystal fringe and feather skirt.  She looked sensational as she got into full performance mode, singing one of my all-time favourites, All I Have.

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Jennifer has been ruling the Billboard charts for the past decade and a half so I was thrilled when she chose to wear two of my favourite looks from my recent AW17 collection to attend and perform at the Billboards Latin Awards on 27th April. This was a very special event for her as she was attending to debut her new song off her upcoming Spanish album and receive numerous awards.

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She dominated the event before singing a single note, making a jaw dropping entrance on the red carpet looking absolutely stunning in my black crystal-embellished cut-away gown. She then took to the stage to receive the first award of the the night, the Social Artist of the Year.

Later she changed into my silver crystal embellished gown complete with cut-outs and a racy thigh-high spilt as she took to the stage to perform for the second time in history at the Billboard Latin Music Awards and belted out her beautiful new ballad Mirate next to the orchestra. She received a standing ovation from the energised and enthusiastic crowd. Well-deserved if you ask me!

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Shortly after this, she was back on stage to be honoured with the Telemundo’s Star Award, an accolade celebrating an artist’s achievements beyond their musical career. Video messages were played from celebrities congratulating her including Sofia Vergara, Lin Manuel Miranda and J. Balvin. Needless to say, she stole the show and looked fabulous. What a true superstar!

That’s it from me for now, I hope everyone is enjoying spring and have a fabulous bank holiday!

Love Julien

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