Fresh off their tax evasion conviction, the day seems to have gotten a wee bit brighter for Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, who just announced that they’ll outfit stylish crooner Bruno Mars for his “Moonshine Jungle” world tour.
Kicking off with a sold out Washington D.C. show on June 22 and finishing up in Auckland next March, the Grammy-winning singer will tour the globe in a series of exclusively-designed black tuxedos and white button downs by the high-end Italian label. Midway through each concert, fans can expect to see the R&B artist in a bright red suit and ocelot-printed shirt.
“Bruno’s style and music are so eclectic that oftentimes we have taken inspiration directly from his work to create looks that were at the same time in line with his very personal taste, as well as with the DNA of Dolce & Gabbana,” the designers said in an official statement. “With time, we have managed to establish with him a relationship of absolute faith in each other and mutual trust, that allows us to create and work together in an atmosphere of complete harmony.”
This isn’t the first time the duo — who have dressed everyone from Kate Moss to Amy Adams on the red carpet — have costumed a major music show. In 1993 they outfitted Madonna’s “Girlie Show” tour, a role they reprised for her 2000 “Music” tour — the same year they provided Mary J. Blige’s stadium show costumes. Kylie Minogue’s “Fever” tour followed suit in 2002, and Beyonce and Missy Elliott wore glittery wares by the label while performing in Verizon’s Ladies First concert series in 2004.