Janelle Monáe Didn’t Quite Nail it at the American Music Awards

Posted on November 22, 2016

 

And now, blasphemy.

 

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This is … okay.

We just wrote a post singing her style praises and lauding her ability to interpret a wide range of looks while sticking to a fairly restrictive black-and-white theme. At first glance, we felt like the stripe-on-stripe motif wasn’t quite up to her usual flair for juxtaposing pattern and print. When we found out it was a straight-from-the-runway lift, our ambivalence suddenly made more sense. We love her style when she’s creative with it, but the basic outfit is someone else’s idea. And maybe we’re just cranky now, but the shoes feel a little overdone.

It’s not a terrible look by any means. It’s just that it’s not up to her usual creatively interpretive standards.

 

Style Credits:
Marc Jacobs Ensemble Featuring a Black and White Stripe Mink Coat and a Stripe Mini Dress with Lace Detailing from the Resort 2017 Collection
Anya Hindmarch Clutch

[Photo Credit: Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com, Courtesy of Marc Jacobs]

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