*With her first child due in February, Beyonce has decided to create her own line of maternity wear.
“All I see now are clothes that are flattering on a pregnant woman,” she tells the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
“It’s been so exciting for me! I love figuring out designs that still make me feel edgy and sexy while pregnant,” adds Beyonce, who will release the clothes under her House of Dereon line.
She’s been filling her closets with maternity clothes. “I’ve had so much fun with fashion over the months,” Beyonce says, adding that she spends “too much money shopping on the Internet.”
Beyonce revealed that she was pregnant at the MTV Video Music Awards. She admits she tried on nearly 70 gowns before deciding on the red Lanvin caftan she wore.
“I was extremely nervous,” she says of the reveal. “It was the toughest red carpet I ever did.”
But she’s happy she surprised fans with the news.
“I didn’t want a crazy picture or gossip story to break the news, so I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump,” she says. “I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything.”
The Bazaar interview was conducted before her two latest controversies – rumors of a prosthetic baby bump and a misunderstanding over the choreography of her latest video, “Countdown,” which recreates scenes from the ballet “Rosas danst Rosas” by famed Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker.
As previously reported, the clip’s co-director Adria Petty told MTV News that the choreography is not meant to copy, but to pay homage to several icons, including Audrey Hepburn and the Supremes.
“I brought Beyoncé a number of references and we picked some out together,” Petty said. “Most were German modern-dance references, believe it or not. But it really evolved.”
Beyonce has since released her own statement about the controversy, saying, “Clearly, the ballet ‘Rosas danst Rosas’ was one of many references for my video, ‘Countdown.’ It was one of the inspirations used to bring the feel and look of the song to life.”
But she added: “I was also paying tribute to the film, ‘Funny Face’ with the legendary Audrey Hepburn. My biggest inspirations were the 60’s, the 70’s, Brigitte Bardot, Andy Warhol, Twiggy and Diana Ross.”
Petty showed her the contemporary ballet from almost 30 years ago, she added in the statement issued by her publicist.
“It was refreshing, interesting and timeless. I’ve always been fascinated by the way contemporary art uses different elements and references to produce something unique.
“The video already has close to two million views so hopefully the fans will look at all the tributes and then discover Audrey Hepburn, Warhol, Bardot, ‘Rosas danst Rosas’ and all the works that inspired me and shaped this video.”
Meanwhile, as previously reported, Beyonce is calling the rumors about her baby bump being fake “stupid and false.”