Kylie Minogue might look as though she's having the time of her life when she performs one of her spectacular stage shows, but behind the professional smile, she's battling with a series of revealing, restricting and generally uncomfortable costumes. The singer is renowned for her flamboyant and theatrical stage-wear, regularly wearing designs by the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Dolce & Gabbana for her performances.
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The 45-year-old has just launched a book dedicated to 25 years of her style, entitled Kylie / Fashion, in commemoration of reaching a quarter century in the music industry. She explained that her outlandish stage costumes are necessary in order to create a sense of drama and theatre for her fans.
"You don't want to go [to a concert] and see me wearing what I'd wear on the street," she said. "It's got to be larger than life, and a little bit of a fantasy. I love doing that, but I also love taking it off."
So what does she enjoy wearing? Thanks to spending more time in the US of late - she recently signed with Jay-Z's music label, RocNation - Minogue has developed a penchant for more casual attire.
"Now I own a baseball cap," she told the New York Post. "And I've never worn trainers so much! I love it. I've never been so comfortable in my life. I've even been wearing track pants."
Kylie / Fashion will be available to buy in the UK from November 19, published by Thames & Hudson.