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"I Feel Like A Gift": Megan Thee Stallion On Her Grammys Look

 

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Megan Thee Stallion on the red carpet in Dolce & Gabbana; getting ready before the show with hairstylist Kellon Deryck.

“Our inspiration was Old Black Hollywood glamour; the dress fit that inspiration perfectly, and the color was outstanding,” says stylist Eric Archibald of the Grammy winner's Dolce & Gabbana red-carpet gown, with exclusive behind-the-scenes photos.

Megan Thee Stallion enjoyed a night of firsts at Sunday’s Grammy Awards: It was her first appearance at the music industry’s biggest night. She took home three trophies, for best new artist, best rap song and best rap performance for "Savage" featuring Beyonce. And she was the first female rapper to win best new artist in more than 20 years.

She did it all in one of the most-discussed looks of the evening, a custom tangerine Dolce & Gabbana gown and shoes, paired with diamonds by Chopard. Here’s how the look came together, according to her glam team.

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The back of the Dolce & Gabbana dress with its oversize bow.

The dress: “We were blessed with a few options, but when we put on the Dolce & Gabbana dress, we knew we had found our perfect red-carpet look,” says stylist Eric Archibald (@ericarchibald) of the strapless tangerine-hued gown with thigh-high slit and oversized bow in the back. “Our inspiration was Old Black Hollywood glamour, and the dress fit that inspiration perfectly, and the color is outstanding. The dress was the perfect look for Megan’s first Grammy Awards.”

Megan Thee Stallion getting ready for the Grammy red carpet

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With her style team including (in foreground, from left): makeup artist Priscilla Ono, manicurist Coca Michelle and hairstylist Kellon Deryck.

Megan noted that her favorite part of the gown was the bow, telling her team “I feel like a gift." On her Instagram, she called herself a "gabbana girl."

Sketch by Dolce & Gabbana of Megan Thee Stallion's Grammy red carpet look

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Sketch by Dolce & Gabbana of Megan Thee Stallion's Grammy red carpet look

The accessories: In addition to custom-made shoes by Dolce & Gabbana, Megan also wore jewelry featuring more than 220 carats of diamonds by Chopard, including a necklace from the brand’s Red Carpet Collection, which featured 91.70 carats of diamonds set in 18-karat white gold.

Megan Thee Stallion getting ready for the Grammy red carpet

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Megan Thee Stallion getting ready for the Grammy red carpet

The beauty: Megan’s glam look started with hair by Kellon Deryck (@kellonderyck), who explained that they “decided to do a romantic, whimsical updo that embodies Old Hollywood glamour. It came together after seeing the dress and understanding that framing her face in a classic updo would be the best way to compliment the whole look.”

Megan Thee Stallion getting ready for the Grammy red carpet

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Megan Thee Stallion getting ready for the Grammy red carpet with hairstylist Kellon Deryck.

For her makeup, Priscilla Ono (@priscillaono) opted for “a bronzy and fresh look,” she said, “to keep it beautiful, since the dress color was so vibrant. We decided to go more neutral, [and] golds and bronzes look great on her skin.”

The beauty look was finished with nails by manicurist Coca Michelle (@cocoamichelle) in a custom nude shade in Megan’s signature lipstick shape. “The lipstick shape is a long, tapered nail with a taper at the tip,” Michelle explained. “It came about when Megan and I first worked together. I thought the lipstick shape fit with her quirky personality. She loved it, and we have been using it ever since.”

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Detail shot of Megan Thee Stallion's nails with her signature lipstick shape by manicurist Coca Michelle.

The performance: Dolce & Gabbana also designed the custom looks Megan wore onstage to perform “Body” and “Savage,” starting with a nude-illusion bodysuit embellished with Swarovski crystals and topped with a feather cape. Los Angeles-based designer Bryan Hearns oversaw the creative direction and fit of both this look and a caged, corseted bodysuit, entirely encrusted in Swarovski crystals, for the final look of the performance.

Megan Thee Stallion performs onstage 63rd Annual GRAMMY Awards

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Megan Thee Stallion in Dolce & Gabbana.

For the TV performance of "WAP" where she joined Cardi B, Megan wore a custom L.A. ROXX mirror robot bodysuit and corset.

Megan Thee Stallion performing at THE 63rd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS

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Megan Thee Stallion in a custom L.A. ROXX mirror robot bodysuit and corset.


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