Lorde’s 2018 Grammys Dress Came With a Super Empowering Message
Lorde sure knows how to make a style statement! Attendees at the 2018 Grammys last night kept the momentum of the #metoo movement from the Golden Globes going as guests wore white roses to symbolize “hope, peace, sympathy, and resistance.” But the Grammy nominee and “Royals” singer had her OWN way of showing support.
The 21-year-old crooner was in attendance in support of her sophomore effort, Melodrama, which was nominated for Album of the Year, and while she skipped the red carpet, she still managed to make a major statement — literally — with her wardrobe.
Stitched into the back of her couture Valentino gown was an excerpt from feminist artist Jenny Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays series, which she posted to Instagram. “My version of a white rose — THE APOCALYPSE WILL BLOSSOM — an excerpt from the greatest of all time, Jenny Holzer,” she wrote.
The passage spoke to the triumph that comes in rising above hard times, reading: “Rejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take coverage for the worst is a harbinger of the best. Only dire circumstance can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors. The old and corrupt must be laid to waste before the just can triumph. Contradiction will be heightened. The reckoning will be hastened by the staging of seed disturbances. The apocalypse will blossom.”
Aside from her political statement, the “Green Light” singer paired her red tulle ballgown with a bold red lip — a color which has historically represented, among other things, courage, willpower, anger, action, and determination.
Hats off to Lorde for marching to her own style beat — and slaying!
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