The Designers Behind These Female Artists’ Tour Wardrobes

These designers created the tour wardrobes of four female artists as they perform for thousands all over the world.

Behind every phenomenal onstage moment lies a meticulously crafted ensemble, worn by artists who deliver mind-boggling performances just to make their fans’ dreams come true. Each of their concerts are interwoven with the mesmerizing creations of designers who understand the power of fashion as a storytelling medium. The performers are able to shine and highlight their musical artistry in the best way possible through their custom tour wardrobes. 

These four female artists showcased the visionary work of these designers at their respective electrifying tours.

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Olivia Rodrigo

The Guts World Tour, spearheaded by the sensational Olivia Rodrigo, began this February at the Acrisure Arena in California, as per Elle

She performed “Get Him Back,” “bad idea right?” “Love is Embarrassing,” “The Grudge,” and “Vampire,” among other songs. She sported  skin-baring looks with fishnets, sequins, crystal-encrusted ensembles, and other sparkly looks. 

Rodrigo had help from stylist and costume designer Heather Picchiottino to source her edgy yet alluring vibe at her tour. People reported that the “Drivers License” singer utilized creations from Michael Schmidt Studios, Paco Rabanne, and Picchiottino herself.

Rodrigo recently announced tour dates for Asia and Australia, and also teased Manila will be getting concert dates soon. Guts is her sophomore album, exploring themes centered on bad decisions, love, heartbreak, and self reflection.


Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour played 57 shows. She started in Stockholm in May and finished in October last year according to Harper’s Bazaar. She performed on stage with sparkly cat suits from designers like Alexander McQueen, Loewe, Gucci, Fendi and David Koma.

Koma said creating tour wardrobes for artists like Beyoncé is not just an amazing exposure, but also a wonderful cultural moment to be a part of. He added the “Texas Hold ‘Em” singer is “exceptionally involved in all the details.”

“Considering the creativity that goes into putting on a show like that, it makes sense to work with designers for special couture and custom looks,” Koma added.

Here is a sneak peek of Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour wardrobe.

Brands like Tiffany and Co., Ferragamo, Carolina Herrera, Valentino, and Louis Vuitton also contributed to her tour wardrobe, among others.

Designer Iris van Herpen expressed that creating looks for Beyoncé was a huge honor. “She symbolizes that confidence radiates from within and beauty thrives in diversity,” she said. “Her style is a kaleidoscope of elegance that inspired me and my team in every stitch, every bead and every petal.”


Madonna’s Celebration World Tour commenced in London, where the queen of pop treated fans with her best songs. A report from Vogue said that her tour wardrobe consisted of her notable looks over the years. 

The “Like A Virgin” singer sported looks from brands such as Versace, Vetement, Eyob Yohannes, and Jean Paul Gaultier. 

Yohannes, through Vogue, chronicled that fashion has always been part of Madonna’s storytelling. This is why her tour wardrobe included her past styles and her designers kept those themes within her current costumes.

Here are some of Madonna’s eye-catching looks during her Celebration World Tour.

Creative and design lead Rita Melssen said, “We wanted to reference everything that she’s done, and make something new out of that. We created a whole new world.”

Melssen added that Madonna’s show wouldn’t be what it is without creations from Gaultier. “He just knows her body and how she wants to feel,” she explained. “[Madonna couldn’t imagine doing this without having [him.]”

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift resumed The Eras Tour in La Défense Arena in Paris on May 9 after a two-month hiatus. She has also incorporated major changes with her setlist and tour wardrobe to make room for her newest album, The Tortured Poets Department.

She greeted the audience with most of her new ensembles during the first night of The Eras Tour in Paris. The singer sported a new pink and orange Lover bodysuit and blazer with matching boots from Christian Louboutin. 

The “Florida!!!!” singer also donned new creations from Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti, and Zuhair Murad. 

Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department set made the most noise as the tour began. Vivienne Westwood created a white corset high-low gown with lyrics printed on it, saying, “I love you, it’s ruining my life.” A military jacket and white ankle boots from Louboutin completed the look.

Swift switched it up with a musical-esque introduction before singing “I Can Do It With A Broken Heart.” She wore sparkly bra tops and briefs with a metallic coat from Westwood as well. She mixes things up, from a white to a black terno and has the coats in varying colors of metallic silver, gold, and crepe white.

Swift will head to Stockholm, Sweden next to continue the Europe leg of her tour.

Banner photo via Instagram @beyonce. 

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