Earlier this week, the Brooklyn Nets revealed their new dancer’s outfit, which look more like Halloween costumes than anything. Heavy on leatherette, knee-high boots, and prison-ready black and white, these outfits can be described as Destiny’s Child meets Marcy Projects.
So did Beyonce actually design these outfits?
Blame costumes designer David Dalrymple for this atrocity. Dalrymple, who has worked with fashion icon Patricia Field for decades, has in fact collaborated on costumes for Sex and the City, The Devil Wears Prada and for major celebrities including Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears.
“The uniforms are feminine and strong,” said David Dalrymple. “This isn’t palm trees and sunshine. It’s New York City, and it’s Brooklyn. It’s a different sensibility. We go hard.”
Dalrymple, 45, had designed the red and blue costumes for the Nets dancers in New Jersey and was hired to give the outfits an edgy makeover to commemorate the team’s move to Brooklyn.
Take a look at some pictures of the costume varieties Dalrymple created and the cheerleaders in action.