Kelly Clarkson Takes the Variety Cover in Rockstar Grunge – Footwear News


Kelly Clarkson was on the cover of Variety, the singer posing glamorously for her close-up. Wearing several diverse dresses, each very different from the last, Clarkson spoke to the magazine about her tours, resuming Ellen DeGeneres’ spot on television and her dreams of gracing the stages of Broadway.

The cover look for “The Kelly Clarkson Show” host featured a grungy black leather Alexander McQueen jacket fitted with silver hardware layered over a voluminous black dress with ruffled layers that gave the dress shape. The ensemble was belted, further defining Clarkson’s figure while black tights tucked under the loose fabric of the dress, giving the “Stronger” singer some extra coverage.

To turn up the heat, the Texas native wore BDSM-inspired black leather Yves Saint Laurent platform boots adorned with silver straps and buckles galore. Wearing a sunflower, Clarkson was practically in bloom, smiling broadly as she played with the layered garment.

Switching gears, Clarkson then wore a red Oscar De La Renta dress with wide balloon sleeves and a risque deep V-neckline. From the bodice to the wide pleats of the skirt embellish the sturdy fabric, creating visual interest. The “Piece by Piece” author accessorized with shiny gold chain bracelets and a standout choker necklace from Zoe Lev Jewelry outfitted with circular pendants. Once again, Clarkson was holding a flower, as if straight out of a fairy tale.

The next ensemble saw Clarkson sporting a basic Good American white t-shirt belted in Balmain and tucked into a sunny yellow tulle skirt by Christian Siriano, which the 40-year-old dressed with a long Bottega Veneta silver necklace.

Clarkson’s favorite footwear ranges from bohemian to edgy. The “American Idol” winner often wears sturdy ankle boots and combat boots with block or stiletto heels from top brands like Saint Laurent, Christian Louboutin and R13.

PHOTOS: Click through the gallery to see the evolution of Clarkson’s bold style.


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