There aren't many people who can upstage Santa Claus, but for the annual NBC Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Center, the big man in red played second fiddle to the First Lady of Festivity, Mariah Carey.
The warbling songbird sparkled in two different bedazzled Pavoni gowns, a Canadian brand that's growing increasingly popular with celebrities like Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, and Kylie Minogue. That's a pretty impressive roster considering the luxury Canadian house was established as recently as 2011 by childhood friends, Mike Derderian and Gianni Falcone, both hailing from Montreal.
Quickly turning our attention back on Mariah Carey before she curses us with a plague of butterflies, the diva's first dress was a red hand crystal beaded organza and tulle cocktail dress with a plunging neckline (and I mean plunge-ing!) from the Pavoni Spring 2013 collection, while her second was a long custom silver crystal beaded silk and lace gown with sheer detailing. She accessorized with Jimmy Choo shoes, an Anne Fontaine cape, and Joan Boyce jewelry.
The red and silver creation left little to the imagination and risked some serious nip-slippage (and probably hypothermia) as she belted out her two most famous hits, "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and "Christmas Time Is in the Air Again."
I think it's great that the Christmas Queen is yet another celeb shining light on the Canadian brand’s ever-growing popularity and, who knows, we could be seeing more of Pavoni working its way down red carpets in 2013 (hello, Academy Awards in T minus 85 days). I'll leave you with a few more photos from MC's pre-taped performance.
Images via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com