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Fergie Wears An Original Michael Schmidt Metallic Python Outfit On "Idol Gives Back"

Fergie, American Idol, Michael Schmidt

If you caught “Idol Gives Back” the other night, Fergie’s outfit probably stood out a bit more than her looks usually do – and she wears a lot of creative pieces. This was a bodysuit, skirt and thigh high boots by famed costume and fashion designer Michael Schmidt, who is most famous for creating costumes and clothing out of metallics for performers like Cher, Tina Turner, Tina Turner, Lady Gaga, The Rolling Stones, Aerosmith – and the list goes on and on. Schmidt, a former New York club kid who now resides in Los Angeles made Fergie’s look out of 8500 handsewn pieces of aluminum scales, embellised by Swarovski crystals and it took him 3 months to make it. Well, given the many millions who watched “Idol Gives Back,” it was no doubt worth it for both Schmidt and Fergie to create this museum-worthy look. This is rock n’ roll fashion at its finest. Michael, by the way, designs jewelry, clothing and accessories these days for the iconic label Chrome Hearts.

– Merle Ginsberg