Whenever NFL coaches are asked a moderately provocative question, they all seem to dispense the same answer: they’re all just taking it one game, one quarter, and one play at a time. There’s no need to get fancy, deviate from the principles that got you there in the first place, or try and be someone you’re not. That tried-and-true credo also applies, apparently, to fashion designers at the top of their game—and to their superstar collaborators. While past Super Bowl performers have put a premium on almost cartoonishly over-the-top ensembles—Lady Gaga’s Swarovski-crystal-covered bodysuit and accompanying spiky gold jacket comes to mind—The Weeknd and Givenchy took an almost opposite approach: they stuck to their principles, and heightened what they do best, while designing an outfit for the star to wear during tonight’s Super Bowl halftime performance.
Over the last year, The Weeknd has carved out a familiar uniform for himself: