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Mariah Carey's glam squad always has her back.
The Queen of Christmas took the stage for a dazzling appearance at the Moët & Chandon's Holiday Celebration event in New York City, where she sang her heart out — and faced a fashion emergency.
For her performance Monday night Carey, 52, wore a $795 black Jonathan Simkhai diamante slip gown with chain-link straps, one of which broke mid-performance. Thankfully, she had her glam team on hand for damage control.
In a re-posted Instagram video, the Grammy winner's crew tended to the faux pas on stage. Her stylist Wilfredo Rosado helped fix the dress strap while Carey's hair stylist, Danielle Priano, and her makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle, did touch-ups.
But the show must go on and Carey took the moment to sing about the situation, effortlessly freestyling lyrics including, "We need to get this dress together," before belting into a "Save me tonight!"
"When @mariahcarey dress breaks on stage she does a little impromptu freestyle! Like why not?!" Priano wrote on Instagram.
Carey later went to her IG Story to explain the situation. "My gosh, it was very, very close to being a full-on scandal but we made it work. This part broke — came untethered I should say — but we got it back and everybody was super professional," she said while pinpointing her dress strap.
"It is what it was, it's nothing great," she continued, referring to of her freestyled song. "But let me just tell you this — we made it."
The "Always Be My Baby" singer stepped out later in the evening in her full ensemble, which featured a matching black cape, towering heels and tons of "glorious jewelry."
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Known for her fabulous bling, Carey spread her wings with a sparkling butterfly-themed jewelry collection with Chopard in September, in honor of the 25th anniversary of Butterfly, which she told PEOPLE is her "most personal album."
"It's the body of work that I'm the most proud of as an artist, a producer and a writer. So it was just sort of kismet," she shared exclusively.
On her jewelry motto, Carey revealed, "The more, the better. You can stack the more everyday pieces in this collection," adding that her 11-year-old daughter Monroe is "living" for that mindset. "She cannot wait to get some of the bracelets. She wants to be a designer one day, so this was really inspirational for her. I think she really felt like her dreams were attainable."
"'Save up your money. Buy some conditioner and a comb, just wet your hair, keep the conditioner on it, and let it air-dry. You'll be okay,' " she said, adding: "Oh, and I would've said, 'Please don't shave your eyebrows. It's never gonna look good on you.' "