Janelle Monáe in Giambattista Valli Couture at the 2022 Governors Awards

Posted on November 22, 2022

Janelle Monae’s look for the Governors Awards only confirms that which we suggested last week. She’s out of her whimsical phase for now. Having said that, she still likes to wear things so off-beat that they look like fantasy costumes.


This looks like something for the next Dune movie. It’s elegant, but unusual, which is exactly where she shines the most on the style spectrum. We love the shape of the stand-up collar and accentuated shoulders. The skirt is gorgeous and her hair and makeup really complete the look beautifully. Quibbles: we don’t love the sheer turtleneck, the beaded applique looks a little like a fence or a bag for carrying fruit, and the waist trim looks a little uneven. Overall, this is still a win. She looks lovely.





Style Credits:
Giambattista Valli Black Pleated Silk Chiffon Gown with Bow Shoulder Appliqué, Chevron Crystal Waist Trim, and a Beaded Geometric Motif Mock Neck Underlay from the Fall 2022 Couture Collection
Nancy Newberg Jewelry
Fernando Jorge Jewelry
Yeprem Ring

Styled by Alexandra Mandelkorn | Hair by Nikki Nelms | Makeup by Keita Moore


[Photo Credit: Blaine Ohigashi/©A.M.P.A.S., giambattistavalli.com]

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