Last night Britney Spears kicked off her new North American tour in support of her album Circus. It's the first time she's toured since well...marrying and divorcing K-Fed, having two babies, losing her two babies, shaving her head, flashing her little Britney, driving around at all hours of the night, going to rehab, dating a paparazzo, running over a paparazzo, locking herself in a room holding her son hostage, getting strapped to a gurney on the way to the hospital, and another rehab stint. WOW! That's one hell of a ride.
But let's forget about all of that for a few moments shall we. Because Britney Spears is back. She has a new album, her hair looks good, she's got her body back and she looks great.
To kick off the new and improved Britney, she sought out the talents of Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten, aka DSquared2, to create their very own circus. "We searched for a different interpretation for this tour, starting with the traditional idea of the circus and then abandoning it". The twins said their inspiration came from wanting to create something "animalistic and primal".
“We wanted to create something provoking and indecent... We are confident that this partnership, an autobiographical tribute for one that has always been in the spotlight: scrutinised, watched, imitated, photographed, criticised and loved, will be an enormous success.”
"It's a a kind of metamorphosis from animal to ringmaster to slave, in keeping with the circus theme," DSquared revealed. "She starts off with the cheetah head, removes it to become the ring-master and lion-tamer, and then strips off the jacket to reveal a Swarovski-crystal corset, fishnets and thigh-high boots." While wearing the 'three piece vixen corset and pants set' Spears is thrown into a cage while chain bound.
This job was a dream for the designers who said they are "enormous fans of Britney, and have been waiting for the perfect opportunity to collaborate with her".