The second single from Kimbra‘s critically-acclaimed The Golden Echo album is here, and, as expected from the quirky, Grammy Award-winning musician, the costumes for the “Miracle” music video are freakin’ amazing.
The clever designer is Jaime Lee Major, who has collaborated with Kimbra in the past. The smiley singer kicks off the video in a sheer, beaded bodysuit teamed with tiny red hot pants (later swapped for a 3-D floral skirt), chunky lace-up platform boots and an adorable fluffy red backpack. She later changes into a truly phenomenal long-sleeve flippy dress with super-funky matching shoes for the finale.
It was no easy job, though, taking Jaime Lee over four weeks to hand bead the final outfit, which has over 200 metres of hand-cut, silk Georgette flowers sewn through the hem. It was well worth the wait, but funnily enough, the piece was meant for Kimbra to wear at the 2013 Grammy Awards ceremony.
“It’s great to be working with Kimbra again, we share such a common creative vision, it’s very kindred,” Jaime Lee said in a news release. “It was really special with our history to be able to create something extraordinary for this video.”
Jaime Lee flew out to New York for the fun-filled shoot, with director Thom Kerr saying, “I wanted the audience to really see Kimbra in this clip, and watch a performance that showcases not only how beautiful she is, but her eccentricity as a live performer.” He added, “Jaime Lee was the perfect fit as her vision is parallel to those magical ideals – her clothes are truly something special.”
If you want to watch the entire video (trust us, it’s all kinds of fun), you can do so here.