Whether it’s for a virtual red carpet or a live one, Versace always finds a way to dress the famous pop artist and songwriter, Dua Lipa, in an exquisite dress that makes headlines.
Donatella Versace and Dua Lipa have had a very strong bond for years. In 2020, Dua Lipa was dressed in a white starfish embroidered mini gown, with a crystallized bra cup, shaped like sea clamshells, which she debuted virtually at the 2020 American Music Awards. The dress was part of the fashion runway show at Milan, by Versace, and the theme was similar to all the Versace dresses that appeared at the event.
The haute couture brand, brought to life an underwater city long forgotten, now forever stamped in our memories. The starfish embroidered dress that Dua lipa wore, was the highlight of the runway show in Milan, and the best of the collection. It was modeled by Adut Akech, an Australian supermodel, as the final Versace display of the night.
This year and live at the 2021 Grammy Awards, her collaboration with the Italian brand was once again, mind-blowing. Dua Lipa slayed the look, grabbing our attention on the red carpet in a pink, fully transparent butterfly gown, with a thigh-high slit revealing the artiste’s perfect body and the pink bodysuit underneath. It is always a sight to see, the comfort and fluidity that high fashion Versace brings to Dua Lipa. She proved that it was a versatile dress when she wore transformed to different versions of it on stage, and wore it short for the after-party.
The star bagged about six nominations and took home the Grammy for the best pop vocal album - Future Nostalgia. During her performance, her dress was observed to be styled in 3 unique ways to allow for versatility and transformation. She started first with the cape-like Swarovski overall and switched later into a two-piece reminiscent of the 90s style. Donatella also ensured that the styling was just as enchanting for Dua’s backup dancers.
A fashion director, Rosana Lai noted that Dua Lipa’s dress was made to be entirely covered in sequins. The pop star absolutely loved her dress, she proudly told people on the red carpet that it was made by Versace, saying “I feel like a princess in it... I’m thrilled!”
Dua’s outfit was further complemented with Versace square open toe heels, encrusted with jewels as its detail. She also had on jewelry by Bulgari, Ananya, and Spinelli Kilcollin, which adorned her.
Headlines noted that the Dua Lipa’s Versace Grammy look, was quite similar in style to Naomi Campbell’s outfit by Versace in 1999 and Christina Aguilera’s in 2000. It’s beautiful to see how much growth the brand has made over the years, as Dua Lipa shines even brighter than all the others who have worn a similar dress before her.
The detail of Versace has never been traded even over time, and that’s what makes the Italian brand stand the test of time.