Rising Fashion Designers Share Their Dream Red Carpet Sketches for Beyonce, Adele & Bieber

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Beyonce presents the award for Record of the Year onstage during The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Feb. 15, 2016 in Los Angeles. 

Billboard asked three rising design stars to sketch their ultimate red-carpet looks for the Grammy nominees they love.

Katie Ermilio/Adele

BONA FIDES: A fashion pedigree (her grandfather was Grace Kelly’s clothier) and talent (she started designing at 12) landed Ermilio on Forbes“30 Under 30” list in 2012 and a small circle of star fans.
AS SEEN ON: Michelle Williams, Selena Gomez
KNOWN FOR: Decidedly feminine pieces with strong tailoring and a focus on classic cuts.
DREAM DESIGN: "Adele’s unafraid to wear something that’s completely her,” says Ermilio. “My gown for Adele would feature a sweeping train and floral applique. A dusty, mauve-y rose shade would be gorgeous on her. Feminine and not too sweet.”

Jane Siskin /Beyoncé

BONA FIDES: Designer and industry vet Jane Siskin, of Cinq à Sept, who was a key partner at Seven for All Mankind and Elizabeth & James, launched this edgy line in 2016.
AS SEEN ON: Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lawrence
KNOWN FOR: Eveningwear with a youthful kick thanks to trendy silhouettes.
DREAM DESIGN: "Beyoncé. Her confident allure is perfect for a boudoir-inspired look,” says Siskin. “A velvet bralette is worn under a satin kimono. Diamond brooches cinch the waist. Satin trousers complete the fresh and unexpected look.”

David Hart/Justin Bieber

BONA FIDES: The Fashion Institute of Technology grad designed for Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger and Ralph Lauren, and expanded his neckwear line to ready-to-wear menswear in 2013.
AS SEEN ON: Andy Samberg, Leslie Odom Jr.
KNOWN FOR: Sharp tailoring and modern sensibility mixed with cool, retro nostalgia.
DREAM DESIGN:Justin Bieber, who is starting to flex his sartorial muscles,” says Hart. “A mohair tux in aubergine with black grosgrain, wide lapels to show off tattoos and jewelry, and worn with white sneakers is the ultimate cool red-carpet look.”

This article originally appeared in the Feb. 11 issue of Billboard.

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