It’s about damn time Lizzo became the biggest hit on the red carpet.
The “Juice” singer — whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson — released her first album, “Lizzobangers,” in 2013, but exploded into stardom in 2019 with her hit single “Truth Hurts.”
While she was one of Hollywood’s most daring dressers from the get-go, she also wasn’t shy about calling out designers who refused to make clothes in plus sizes, saying in a 2019 interview, “If you’re not making clothes for me, and if you don’t want to make clothes for me, I don’t want to wear your [designs].”
Continued Lizzo at the time, “I look good in other [things] anyway. But call me if you want to dress me. If you want to change the game and dress a fat body, call me.”
Soon enough, designers came calling in droves. Over the past few years, Lizzo’s made best-dressed lists in looks from Moschino, Valentino, Versace and more. Below, a few of her most iconic fashion moments so far.
MTV VMAs 2022
Lizzo made quite the dramatic entrance in couture, choosing a voluminous Jean Paul Gaultier look that spawned plenty of memes.
BET Awards 2022
The “Good as Hell” singer stunned in a shimmering midnight blue Gucci gown trimmed with black feathers.
“Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls” screening, 2022
Lizzo (posing here with Loni Love) got in on the Barbiecore trend in head-to-toe hot pink Valentino at a screening of her Prime Video reality show, which earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Competition Program.
Met Gala 2022
Hitting the red carpet at the America-themed ball with an 18-karat gold flute as an accessory, Lizzo turned heads in a hand-embroidered Thom Browne silk satin dress that took a whopping 22,000 hours to create.
The star channeled Old Hollywood glamour in a white strapless Versace gown with an embellished corset and thigh-high slit.
“The inspo was ‘iconic status,’” the star’s stylist Marko Monroe told Page Six Style ahead of the awards show. “I was thinking about the powerful, iconic women who have come before her, and the imagery they’ve relayed when it comes to glamour — of course, with a little Lizzo twist. If you’re a pop culture history lover, you’ll understand the influences.”
Brit Awards 2020
Looking like a snack, indeed. Perhaps Lizzo’s craziest look is this Moschino gown modeled after a Hersey’s bar wrapper. “She melts in your mouth not on the red carpet,” the label’s designer, Jeremy Scott, captioned his Instagram snap of the star in her scrumptious-looking outfit.
MTV VMAs 2019
Ring the alarms for this siren, who went full Jessica Rabbit in scarlet Moschino sequins and feathers on the carpet. Lizzo even tweeted a famous line by the curvaceous cartoon character — “I’m not bad I was just drawn this way” — to really drive the comparison home.
“‘Siren’ is such a beautiful word to describe her — and on a sexy, form-fitting dress, it was just perfect,” Monroe told us in 2020. “The original dress was styled with this huge cape, and we thought about doing that, but I was like, ‘We need a feather boa moment.’”
2019 American Music Awards
Big personality, tiny purse. Lizzo’s itty-bitty Valentino bag was “big enough for [her] f—ks to give,” as she joked on Instagram at the time, and spawned plenty of social media hilarity — including a parody Twitter account, @lizzostinybag.
Monroe previously told us the petite purse started as an “inside joke” between the pair, explaining, “Anytime we saw something in that scale, we’d send pictures back and forth. I actually found that bag online and thought it was a joke; months before the AMAs, I reached out to Valentino asking, ‘Is this real?’ Because I was going to get it for her birthday!”
BET Awards 2019
Knock on wood! The superstar’s tree-inspired House of Holland getup certainly went against the grain.
“I fell in love with the fabric and showed it to her and she was like, ‘What if we did wood grain nails?’ And then I was like, ‘I can make wood grain boots!’” Monroe recalled.
“I hand-painted those boots to match. Also, a lot of people thought that was a hat she was wearing, but it’s actually made out of hair.”
Met Gala 2019
In hot pink Marc Jacobs, Lizzo embodied the gala’s “camp” theme from head to toe.
“After [the Met], her manager and I were like, ‘What if you wore it to the airport?’” Monroe previously told us of the look, which was inspired by Shirley MacLaine’s character in the 1964 film “What a Way to Go!”
“And she was like, ‘I’ll do it!’ So we filmed it and posted it.”
GLAAD Media Awards 2019
Lizzo was a neon dream in Christopher John Rogers, a designer with a special connection to the star.
“Early on, because I don’t have any connections and was just cold-emailing, he was one of the only people who was like, ‘Yeah, I’ll dress her! I love Lizzo, let’s work together,’” Monroe told us in 2020. “When everyone else was like, ‘Who is this person?’”
About Post Author
This article was originally published on this site