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On Sunday, singer-songwriter Abel Tesfaye performed at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. in an iridescent jacket designed by Givenchy’s creative director Matthew M on Williams

According to a press release shared with People, it took four stickers over 250 hours to handcraft the statement jacket

The Weeknd took the stage in a sparkling red Givenchy jacket

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The musician paired it with a black shirt, pants, leather tie, gloves and black and white oxfords

“It’s really an honor to have The Weeknd dressed for its incredible Super Bowl show,” Williams said in a statement, according to People, “For me, fashion is about what you wear with a unique personality and The Weeknd brought his look to life with his energy, character and sense of style “

During the halftime show, The Weeknd played songs from his album “After Hours” from March 2020. “In an interview with GQ in April 2020, he stated that he wrote” After Hours “from the perspective of a” character “living in Vegas lost her mind “

The Weeknd performs on the Super Bowl LV halftime show

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The Weeknd was first disguised as “The Character” in his music video “Heartless”, where he wore a red suit jacket and leather gloves. He portrayed the same character again in the music video “Blinding Lights”

During his Super Bowl appearance, The Weeknd shared the field with a large group of dancers in red jackets, gloves, and bandages reminiscent of his previous appearances

The dancers’ connected faces were reminiscent of a look The Weeknd had worn in the past. For example, the singer “Blinding Lights” played on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” In 2020 he wore bandages on his face, and when he performed at the American Music Awards in January 2020, he wore a face completely covered in bandages

In January 2021, The Weeknd revealed a new version of “The Character” by appearing in the music video for “Save Your Tears” with a face undergoing plastic surgery

In between rehearsals for Sunday’s halftime show, The Weeknd told Variety that his character and the dancers’ use of bandages was a reflection of Hollywood’s permanent culture of wanting to change the way you look

“The importance of the entire headband is reflected in the absurd culture of Hollywood celebrities and people who, for superficial reasons, manipulate themselves to please and be validated,” he said. “It’s all progress, and us watch the character’s plot reach heightened levels of danger and absurdity over the course of his story “

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