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Kylie Minogue’s fashion instincts

 
 
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Before Lady Gaga, Rihanna or Katy Perry married music with fashion, there was Kylie Minogue.

The singer compiled a look at her fashion choices in a new book called Kylie Fashion (Running Press).

“It was lots of fun to look at my life in fashion through the years,” Minogue said in an interview with the Associated Press. “There’ve been ups and downs and fabulous moments and not so fabulous moments, but basically the book was a celebration of 25 years.”

Yes, she even admits to some fashion faux pas.

“I had to include some moments that were less than stellar because we all make mistakes along the way. Some ideas that we thought were fantastic at that point in time were upon reflection a big mistake,” she said. From skimpy outfits to showgirl costumes with plume headdresses, Minogue, 45, is game for anything. She looks for showstoppers that will look good from the back of a large venue and hold up through 100 shows.

“I was about to say, ‘Things you can move in...’ wait a second, about half my costumes you can’t move in,” she laughed. She learned that lesson the hard way decked out in headdresses, feathers and corsets on her “Showgirl: The Greatest Hits Tour” in 2005.

“That’s why showgirls have to have poise because you can’t actually tip your head.”

There have been times when she got costumes so late that she’s jumped in to help stitch them up backstage. Then there’s the “quick change,” which she compares to a Formula One pit stop, with four people helping her.

Minogue says there’s no time to be bashful when hurrying to change clothes, joking, “you kind of pass first base.”

When she’s away from the stage, Minogue insists she “can go to total frumpsville for sure.”

“At home the stilettos come off. The comfy clothes go on. I’d love to maintain this illusion that I kind of elegantly waft around home or something but I need that balance in my life... and home is the place to do that. ”

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