On the heels of the Baltimore Ravens' win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, we are sure what you really want to know is who designed the costumes Beyonce and her former Destiny's Child mates wore for the half-time show. Fortunately, a flurry of press releases in my inbox Monday morning answer the question. New York fashion designer Rubin Singer designed the costumes Beyonce wore, basing them on his upcoming Fall 2013 "Valkyrie's Dominion" collection. The costumes incorporated leather, engineered python, iguana and lace and took five fittings, a team of 14 and 200 hours to make, according to the release. Singer also dressed Michelle Williams and 120 backup dancers. But Kelly Rowland broke away from the pack, wearing a black leather body suit by Emilio Pucci.
Jenny McCarthy apparently didn't waste any time during that Super Bowl blackout, tweeting that she used the break to get a rose tattooed atop her foot. [People]
Proenza Schouler designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCullough and Hudson's Bay Co. President Bonnie Brooks are to be honored this spring by Parsons the New School for Design at its annual fashion benefit. [WWD]
Los Angeles footwear designer George Esquivel has been named creative director of Tumi. [WWD]