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Arianne Phillips on Madonna's New Tour Costumes (Video)

Video: Arianne Phillips on Madonna's New Tour Costumes — "She Always Outdoes Herself"

Costume designer Arianne Phillips was one of the first guests to arrive at the Oscars, where she spoke with us about her longtime client Madonna. Hear what she has to say about the superstar singer's new tour costumes and more!

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You look amazing. How did you as a costume designer choose your dress for tonight? Well, this is Juan Carlos Obando, who's incredibly talented, new designer, emerging designer and he offered to make me this dress and he's known for color. I've never worn color like this before and I just thought it was a really different thing for me to do and I feel incredible. It's my dream dress. Congratulations on the nomination. How was it working with Madonna? Incredible working with Madonna. She's one of the most inspiring people I've ever had have the privilege to know and she is very forward thinking and really curious creatively which is super admirable and pushes herself to do new things. So, she's had a huge influence on me. I've worked with her for 15 years, dressing her spend working with her on the other side of the camera. How involved was she with the costume design of the movie? Well, you know, she understands costumes and jewelery intimately more so than any director I've ever worked with because she's been wearing costumes and jewelry for years. So, she understands the power and how it should, when it needs to be loud and when it needs to be subtle and she's fantastic and she has great taste. So, it kind of raises the bar for everything in terms of the esthetic language. It's on a much higher level. And has she gotten in touch with you today to wish you luck? Well, actually I'm going to see her later. I can't wait to see her. She has the best party here in Hollywood. And are you working with her on her costumes for her upcoming tour as well? I am. We just finished two days shooting new video for her new record coming out and where actually tomorrow after I nurse my hangover. I'll be starting prepping the tour costumes for the next two and a half months before the tour opens. What are you guys going for this tour? It's secret. No hint? You can buy your tickets. I think they're on sale. Well, it'll prove to be, you know, she always outdoes herself. So there's a lot of exciting, new elements to the show this time and some new people we're collaborating with. It's so exciting. It's gonna be like she's never done before. Well, have fun tonight. Congratulations. Thank you.

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