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Subtlety isn’t exactly Miley Cyrus’ style.
Since his post-Hannah Montana re-invented in 2011, the 23-year-old has pushed the boundaries of her wardrobe, often using her clothes as a means of communication – whether she’s making a statement about gender stereotypes by sporting androgynous looks or flaunting her sexuality in rooms that skirt the lines. between lingerie and ready-to-wear.
Its plus risk (televised) to date took place during the 2015 convention. VMA, when she shocked the audience with barely-there looks. But for Cyrus’ new gig as The voice’The last coach of the year, will she soften her look?
VA-VA-VMA: Cyrus as host of the 2015 VMA. (Photos: Getty Images)
According to her longtime stylist, Simone Harouche, the singer will always be as flashy. Previews for the hit NBC show, premiering Sunday night, seemed to indicate that it would be a little more covered-up, but Miley’s style is still clearly intact (see Cyrus dressed as Mugatu Since Zoolander).
Ready to wear caught up with Harouche to find out what we can expect from the fashion joker.
Miley is known for wearing revealing looks: how do you maintain her flashy style while still catering to her younger audience?
I think a lot of Miley’s audience has always been a younger demographic. If any age group could relate to her fashion sense, it would be her peers. Miley will always be true to herself, no matter the event or show.
Where do you find his clothes?
I love vintage and have literally scoured vintage stores in LA and everywhere online including What Goes Around Comes Around, Resurrection, The Way We Wore and Rachel. Zabar. Her wardrobe is a mix of custom vintage pieces from designers we work with, as well as pieces I make for her.
Any specific designers you can mention?
For this project, Miley wanted to create custom pieces that were personal to her, so we chose themes that were close to her heart. One of the most important was his pets. We have worked with some amazing young designers such as Hayley Elsaesser (from Toronto), Dyspnea (from Perth, Australia), as well as the cult ‘90s designer Rachel London (who dressed Madonna, Sandra Bernhard and Cyndi Lauper at the time). We’re still early in the season, so there’s going to be a lot more to come
Any custom looks that you can describe the process of creating? (There’s a video of Miley on the show wearing a jacket covered in fake flowers, for example – is that a custom?)
This floral denim look is by Rachel London. She was famous in the ‘90s for using these flowers on just about everything. We were able to track her down and recreate some of these iconic pieces. When I work with Miley, we always do a lot of custom pieces. She is such an expressive and individual artist that sometimes the clothes we want don’t exist in stores.
Is the ensemble selection a collaborative process with Miley?
Absolutely. Miley is very true to herself and she knows what she wants. Very often, we bounce ideas off each other to come up with a new look. It’s always fun, I can be creative and I really go for it.