Janelle Monáe in Elie Saab Couture at the GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY Los Angeles Premiere

Posted on November 15, 2022

Once again, we’re going to delusionally take credit for a celebrity’s style choices. Just last week, we suggested that Miss Janelle might be in something of a style rut after stepping out in one too many whimsical Thom Browne ensembles with jaunty little hats. Seemingly in response to our incredibly on-point critiques, she ditched the whimsy and the little dog purses and went straight for sexy glam drama:

 

 

We approve.

Oh, we have quibbles, of course. That bodice is really nothing more than some carefully placed straps, which isn’t a crime on its own, but it does wind up looking rather flimsy on top of that voluminous skirt. We’re not offended by underboob exposure, but it feels like a really strange element paired with a massive ballgown skirt. We retain our stance that feathers are currently over-used in high fashion, but we have to admit that the deployment here is really impressive.

 

 

Style Credits:
Elie Saab Long Dress with Black Velvet Cut-out Top and Flared Skirt Embellished with Black, Red and Anthracite Grey Feathers Encrusted with Small Crystals ​from the Fall 2022 Couture Collection

Styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn

 

[Photo Credit: BauerGriffin/INSTARimages.com/Cover Images, FAYES VISION/startraksphoto.com/Cover Images, eliessab.com]

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