Cavallis back in the news as his Spice
Girls revival tour costumes début in Vancouver
photographed by Jonathan Hayward
ITALIAN DESIGNER Roberto Cavallis
probably the best choice for combining glamour and energy in modern
fashionand he was once again able to show his talent with
the costumes for the reunited Spice Girls, going on their world
Cavallis approach was to give each member
of the Spice Girls her own individual look.
As expected in 2007 and from her relaxed manner
original press conference in June, Victoria Beckham called more
of the shots than she would in the 1990s, not only because of her
own celebrity status but her connections with Cavalli. Its
a far cry from the 1990s when the Spice Girls were dominated more
by Geraldine Halliwell, who was the first to leave, in May 1998,
to pursue a solo career.
In a press release, Cavalli says, I have
known Victoria Beckham for a long time, and have always admired
her style and personality. When we talked about the worldwide tour
The Return of the Spice Girls, she put forward the idea of
me creating all their costumes to which I immediately agreed. At
their debut, the Spice Girls generated a trend with their individual
looks and now, 10 years later, they have put their trust in me to
get a new, unique and iconic appeal for the tour.
Each of the Spice GirlsEmma Bunton, Geri
Halliwell, Melanie B., Melanie C. and Victoria Beckhamhave
costumes that include black-and-white tuxedos, silver space-age
uniforms (a trend identified by Lucire months ago as hot
for 20078), shiny mini-dresses embroidered with Swarovski
crystals and feathers, sensual leather corsets and brightly coloured
The tour began December 2 in Vancouver, BC,
to be followed by over 30 dates in North America and Europe.
While the first part of December sees the Spice
Girls in North America, they will head to Europe later in the month.
They return to North America for various dates from the end of January
to a final concert in Chicago, Ill. on February 16.
Simon Fuller, who was behind the Spice Girls
rise in the 1990s, is producing the tour. In their original phase,
the group sold 55 million albums.
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Victoria Beckham for a long time, and have always admired her style