Mariah Carey is destined for a major style overhaul - courtesy of VOGUE magazine editor Andre Leon Talley.

The pop beauty's passion for low-cut tops and short skirts has come under frenzied media scrutiny recently, defying her past status as a style icon.

And now the HONEY hitmaker is desperate to regain her reputation for modelling the latest in cutting edge designs.

Carey's representative MARVET BRITTO tells website PAGESIX.COM, "I introduced them two months ago (MAR05) because Mariah needed guidance. She has an incredible sense of style - but then she went out in outfits like cutoff shorts and tank tops. It was her old team of people telling her to wear that.

"Mariah always said she would love Andre's guidance and wisdom, and when I called him to help her, he was thrilled and said, 'I would be honoured!' Andre is there to help Mariah's broken relationships with fashion houses. No one wanted to lend clothes to her because when she wore them the clothes would be different - shorter or not worn right - and it wouldn't complete their vision of the clothing.

"We don't want people to say things like 'skanky'. But that is changing."

17/05/2005 17:21