Erykah Badu has always been a style innovator, and the elite fashion crowd was finally introduced to her ingenuity the night of the 2014 Met Gala. In a red sea of ball gowns and tuxedos Ms. Badu stood out amongst the crowd in a custom Givenchy black jump suit, ivory embellished coat, and tall wide brimmed bejeweled top hat as her crown. Oversized chandelier earrings, a plethora of statement rings and a gold grill sealed her look. If The Met were a high school, than Erykah proved that she was the rebel that couldn’t care less about sitting with the cool kids because she was a world of cool all her own.
Where: The stage of the Nice Jazz Festival in Nice, France.
Why: Erykah Badu is an original, and we love her for it. This trench capelet transforms the classic khaki coat into a more dramatic head-turning piece that would make anyone welcome rainy days. Get the look!
Erykah’s attire is enough to make you ask, “what in the world?!” She’s always marched to the beat of her own drum, literally and figuratively.
Erykah Badu poses for a portrait backstage at the Fader Fort by Fiat during the 2011 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas.
Erykah Badu for Givenchy