With a beautiful little black dress with integrated electro luminescence lighting, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas was more radiant than ever, 22 May 2011 at the Billboard Awards night in Las Vegas. The dress, designed by Rogier van der Heide and Nancy Tilbury, demonstrates a unique integration of fashion and technology and marks the start of a close collaboration between Rogier’s team at Philips and the Black Eyed Peas.
The leading website Women’s Dynasty reviewed the dress: Fergie is best dressed artist at the Billboard Awards. Thanks!!
See below for interesting photos of “the making of” and the final result on stage, as well as unique drawings and sketches that illustrate how this amazing project came along.
The Philips Lighting team of Fergie’s Light Dress
Rogier van der Heide: lead design and end responsible
Nancy Tilbury / Studio Nancy Tilbury: fashion technologist
Ian Wallace: patterns and tailoring
Benjamin Males: technology realisation and commissioning in Las Vegas
Richard Thorpe: assistant designer to Nancy
Henny van den Berk: personal assistant to Rogier
B. Ãkerlund: stylist of the Black Eyed Peas