In the ranks of pop’s most fashionable acts, without a doubt, Dua Lipa is top 5. And this year the singer has “arrived” in a big sense: she was the co-chair (along with Penelope Cruz, Micaela Coel, and Roger Federer) of this week’s Met Gala. Not everyone gets to help plan one of fashion’s biggest nights alongside Anna Wintour, but if you’ve kept tabs on Dua Lipa’s style, the invitation seems like a no-brainer.
Simply put, the English singer is a fashion girl in every sense of the word. Exhibit A—her Instagram. Lipa is a prolific outfit documenter—her feed is full of glossy photos (some selfies) featuring outfits she’s worn across her international tour, on random vacations (which seems very relatable), and during fashion week. It’s clear that Lipa enjoys experimenting with clothes—hardly any other artist can rival the number of outfit photos as the singer. And it’s also clear that she, (or someone on her team) has a knack for discovering up-and-coming brands—digging through Lipa’s fashion archives, she seems to wear indie brands just as often as the big-name, designer heavy hitters. She was one of the first people to wear Fanci Club’s viral Garden of Eden dress, as well as other emerging labels like No Dress, KNWLS and Louisa Ballou. It could be (and probably very likely) Lipa is sent these amazing clothes by the designers themselves, but it says a lot that she’s able to fish out the pieces and brands that later become cult favorites.