CFDA Awards 2017: Janelle Monáe and Christian Siriano Bring the Cray

Posted on June 06, 2017

Hey, girl.


We sure missed your cray.

 

 

 

But this one’s a little … rough. We get the impression that once she stops posing, it looks a lot less interesting. She’s working it pretty hard.

We love the idea of a deconstructed lady tux. Going a little cray is not only perfect for the venue, it’s encouraged. And it suits her, strangely enough. But the design feels … we don’t know … unresolved somehow. And the finishing on the pieces doesn’t look quite as good as it should. It’s a good concept and it’s perfect for her, but we think this would’ve been great improved by turning that top into a conventional jacket with a striped bandeau underneath. As it is, it’s trying to do too much.

Love the shades, though. And the jewelry’s on point. Her accessories game is still A-level, but the design of this suit isn’t entirely working for us.

 

Style Credits:
Custom Christian Siriano Black and White Tuxedo-Inspired Jumpsuit with Cutout Detailing
Edie Parker ‘Jean’ Black and White Clutch
Karen Walker Disco Circus Sunglasses

[Photo Credit: INSTARimages.com, Getty Images]

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