Britney Spears paid a visit to the First Union Center on Monday night, and the runway show did not disappoint.
The pop princess opened with a beguiling little number in sequined black, reminiscent of an Elvis jumpsuit, but showing more skin than the King would have dared. Sequins were the theme of the concert, delicately balanced by an abundance of midriff and cleavage.
Halfway through the collection, Spears paraded around in a hat that easily could have doubled as a dark-chocolate cake topped with strawberry frosting. Meanwhile, apparently hungry dancers clad in '80s-retro, puffy-painted spandex, circled the fashion-forward chanteuse. Gasps were audible as the encore outfit, a shimmering cowboy ensemble, and wearer rose skyward on a lighted platform.