Beyonce: 'Dress made her look curvy', says rep
The representative of Beyonce is firing back at critics who have said the singer, 27, has packed on pounds.
When Beyonce was photographed in NYC March 8 for her I ... Am tour in a Thierry Mugler couture dress, online commenters blasted her curves ("Why does she look so deformed?" one quipped).
However her rep tells Usmagazine.com the dress -- which was originally designed for Jerry Hall -- is to blame.
"This is not a weight-gain issue," her rep tells Us. "Beyonce is in the best shape of her life. The exaggerated hips are a design element of a truly couture dress. Beyonce has always loved this dress."
What's more, a rep for designer Mugler tells Us the waist on Hall's dress was 23 inches and was reduced to 19 for Beyonce.
Says the Mugler rep, "The padded hips intentionally focus attention to the waist."
Beyonce kicks off a world tour in the spring.