ONE YEAR AFTER GWEN STEFANI CATWALKS ELVIRA AT NY FASHION WEEK
Giorgio Armani may have designed the costumes for Brian De Palma's The Untouchables, but for tonight's Grammy Awards, the iconic designer worked with Rihanna on a gown that looks back to an earlier De Palma gangster classic, Scarface. According to Gather, Rhianna told E! Online's Ryan Seacrest that she was channeling Michelle Pfeiffer's Elvira in Scarface. You can see the dress in full, all the way around, via the mesmerizing E!'s GlamCam 360.
About a year ago, in February of 2011, Gwen Stafani continued her Elvira fetish with a runway show at New York Fashion Week that included several models walking the catwalk in Elvira-inspired gowns, as a dance mix of Giorgio Moroder's Scarface theme and Deborah Harry's Rush Rush played in the background. The gowns are part of Stefani's fashion label, L.A.M.B. The video below, put together by music video director Sophie Muller, is what played on the screen behind the models.
In the last couple of minutes of the video below, you can see clips from the Scarface part of the show...
Stefani first channeled Pfeiffer's Elvira in a heavily-stylized pose for the cover of her 2006 solo album, The Sweet Escape. The following year, she debuted Elvira-inspired fashions in a presentation for her L.A.M.B. label. In 2004, Stefani met De Palma when she auditioned for the role of Madeleine in The Black Dahlia.