“Maintaining momentum is crucial,” Christina Aguilera asserts as she reflects on her high-fashion, groundbreaking show in Las Vegas. The pop icon, whose career spans 25 years, embraces a new chapter with a residency at the Venetian’s Voltaire theatre, celebrating her iconic hits and lesser-known gems. In an interview with Vogue, she delves into the creative process behind the intimate show, featuring custom pieces by Thierry Mugler, Yogie Pratama, and Asher Levine.
Despite battling the flu, Aguilera radiates warmth and enthusiasm, grateful for the success of her opening weekend. The cabaret-style venue allows for an up-close and personal experience with fans, a departure from the usual large-scale performances. Her stylist, Chris Horan, reveals the challenge of creating new looks for someone who has done it all, resulting in a collaboration that feels fresh and captivating.
Reflecting on her career, Aguilera expresses gratitude for the different chapters and growth she has experienced with her audience. As she looks back on her debut album’s 25th anniversary, she acknowledges the blessing of a fulfilling career doing what she loves. The interview touches on her recent New Year’s Eve performance, introducing the term “daught-ager” to describe her daughter’s supportive and managerial role.
Discussing the creative process of her Las Vegas show, Aguilera emphasizes a newfound focus and openness to self-discovery. Inspired by the venue, Belle De Nuit, and themes of diamonds, she curates a moody, intricate, and intimate experience. The intimate setting allows her to interact with fans and perform songs that wouldn’t translate well on a larger stage.
Aguilera’s costumes, including a custom-made black Mugler piece and a glowing Asher Levine dress for the show’s finale, are highlighted. She appreciates the collaborative effort of the team in bringing her vision to life. The conversation touches on the timeless nature of her work, acknowledging that being “ahead of its time” is more special than immediate recognition.