The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Jacket Took 250 Hours To Create

My biggest obsession of the 55th SuperBowl Halftime Show was the custom outfit that the House of Givenchy created for The Weeknd for his iconic performance. To ensure not one crystal on the custom red jacket was out of place, it took more than 250 hours to complete. The entire look was designed by Creative Director Matthew M. Williams for The Weeknd to wear at the Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday, February 7th, 2021.

The Weeknd in Givenchy

The Weeknd wore the fully hand-embroidered jacket with crystals, realized by the Givenchy Haute Couture atelier in Paris. The jacket was worn over a black cotton poplin shirt and wool trousers accessorized with a black leather tie, and gloves, as well as black and white derbies.  While made especially for this performance, The Weeknd’s outfit reflects the sharp tailoring, minimalism and intense contrast Mr. Williams brought to his debut collection for the House of Givenchy.

“It’s truly an honor to have dressed The Weeknd for his incredible Super Bowl show,” said Williams. “To me, fashion is all about infusing what you wear with a unique personality, and The Weeknd brought his look to life with his energy, character and sense of style.”

While I love his jacket, I wanted to show a few ways to get the look for less. Check out the options I found below that give a similar sparkle for more than half the cost.

The Weeknd’s cinematic Super Bowl LV performance was followed by an estimated audience of more than 100 million viewers who tuned in to watch the NFL championship game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.

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