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Justin Timberlake set up ‘wardrobe malfunction’ to one-up Britney: stylist

The stylist who prepped Janet Jackson’s search for her notorious 2004 Tremendous Bowl look with Justin Timberlake tells Web page Six that Timberlake pushed for the “wardrobe malfunction” in an try to outdo Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera, who had wowed the world months earlier by scandalously kissing on the MTV Video Music Awards.

Superstylist Wayne Scot Lukas instructed us that Timberlake “insisted on doing one thing greater than their efficiency. He needed a reveal.”

Scot Lukas instructed us that the unique idea was for Jackson to be in a pearl G-string impressed by one which Kim Cattrall had worn in an episode of “Intercourse and the Metropolis.”

“Janet was going to be in a Rocha costume, and [Justin] was going to step on the again of her costume to reveal her butt on this pearl G-string,” he instructed us. However “the outfit modified a few days earlier than, and also you noticed the magic.”

In fact, ultimately Timberlake tore off a part of her prime on the finish of their efficiency, briefly revealing Jackson’s breast. Timberlake famously labeled the incident a “wardrobe malfunction.”

“I wouldn’t name it a wardrobe ‘malfunction’ in 1,000,000 years. It was probably the most functioning wardrobe in historical past. As a stylist, it did what it was meant to do,” he stated.

Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera made waves at the 2003 VMAs.
Britney Spears, Madonna and Christina Aguilera made waves on the 2003 VMAs.

Timberlake’s current apology to Jackson — and his supervisor Johnny Wright’s subsequent insistence that Jackson forgives him — is what sparked Lukas to open up concerning the incident after 17 years.

“Janet has already forgiven Justin in non-public. They made their peace a very long time in the past,” he stated.

Now Scot Lukas tells us he’s engaged on a tell-all e book through which he’ll inform that story in full for the primary time, and reveal different darkish secrets and techniques from the worlds of style and present enterprise. 

Wayne Scot Lukas and Janet Jackson are seen behind the scenes of her "All For You" music video.
Wayne Scot Lukas and Janet Jackson are seen behind the scenes of her “All For You” music video.
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However there gained’t be any extra juicy tidbits about Jackson. “I’ll by no means throw her underneath the bus. She’s my buddy and is without doubt one of the loveliest folks I’ve ever labored for. There’s nothing shady about her,” he stated.

As for working with Tina Turner, Lukas says he has an ax to grind with Donatella Versace, who not too long ago honored the rock ‘n’ roll legend in British Vogue journal to promote HBO’s “Tina” documentary. 

Within the concern, Versace claims she and her brother Gianni “created a lingerie-style minidress made out of crystal mesh” for Turner when she carried out in Milan in Might 1997.

“Tina hated Versace. She was loyal to Giorgio Armani. And I truly designed the well-known $75,000 costume that they took credit score for — and I satisfied Tina to put on it. [Donatella’s] been mendacity about it for years,” he claimed.

One other bombshell he plans to reveal is the unhappy ending to his finest buddy make-up artist Kevyn Aucoin’s life. “Not one superstar confirmed up. Not Liza [Minnelli]. Not Gwyneth [Paltrow]. Not even Cher. Nobody was there for him when he was dying. There have been possibly six of his celeb associates, and his household on the funeral. It was very unhappy,” he stated.

Lukas’ e book is tentatively titled: “Wardrobe Malfunctions: Receipts from the Entrance Traces and the Entrance Row.” He’s nonetheless trying to find a writer for his tales.

Reps for the singers and Versace didn’t remark. 

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