Has Lana Del Rey entered her Shein era?
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On Sunday, Lana Del Rey take Diversity magazine’s artist of the decade award in Los Angeles. On the red carpet, the singer wore a lace-up, malachite print dress that was said to be from Shein, the online fast-fashion retailer, for $18 (the site allegedly copies independent designers, which may be the case here). She paired the dress with a mechanic’s jacket and high suede boots.
Wearing an $18 dress on the red carpet isn’t news but on Twitter, some have taken hateful stances. Del Ray himself said when accepting the award: “I am grateful for all the criticism – I receive a lot”. She didn’t specifically talk about the dress, but others, including Lourdes Leon, the model and daughter of Madonna, applauded her.
“IDGAF, I love it,” she shared in a post on her Instagram. “She can really wear anything and it won’t affect her,” adding that “if she wants to have a couture career and go to shows, people will still have her and shut up because she’s Lana… that’s the power of being yourself… people follow you. ”
Here are some reactions in favor of Del Ray:
This is not the first time people have talked about Del Ray’s style. Her looks are constantly evolving. Born to die put her on the map with a 1950s Americana aesthetic, including lots of American flags, evening gowns, and updos; Extreme includes a significant change to LA dust bag core territory; and then she goes back to nostalgia, passing childish thing before landing the Gucci campaigns under Alessandro Michele. But then she walked in”Maxxinista periodWhen she wore a dress she bought at the mall on the Grammys red carpet and dressed like a casual Midwestern mom when spotted by the paps with her ex-boyfriend police. Which brings us to today’s speed.
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