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The Scoop on Beyonce and Rihanna's Wild New Costumes

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We were instantly intrigued when photos emerged of Beyoncé in Rio de Janeiro last week wearing a saucy, elaborately patterned jumper and headpiece on the set of her music video for “Put It In A Love Song,” her duet with Alicia Keys. Turns out the eye-catching garments were made by 26-year-old New Jersey-based designer Maya A. Lake of the label Boxing Kitten (which also counts Fergie, Solange, and Erykah Badu as fans), who is also responsible for the black and white halter top Rihanna wore in her recent “Rude Boy” video. Melina Matsoukas, who directed the Keys and Beyoncé video, called upon the designer for fun, sexy, bright clothes to match the shoot’s carnival theme. Keys and Beyoncé both wore Lake’s “Billie” jumper, named after legendary songstress Billie Holiday, while Keys also donned a custom made black and white dress, as well as the “Althea” skirt, which “comes longer in the collection and I shortened it because I thought it would be cuter for the video,” Lake tells PEOPLE. As for Rihanna’s graphic “Rude Boy” look, the designer confirms, “Rihanna is wearing a black and white bustier that’s completely custom.” For more information about Boxing Kitten, and to shop the current collection, visit boxingkitten.com. – Jessica Herndon