Dua Lipa channeled British pop icons Geri Halliwell and Amy Winehouse as she sported both a Union Jack ensemble and a towering beehive at the Brit Awards on Tuesday night.
The singer has apparently paid homage to two of the awards’ most iconic outfits, arriving in a look that evoked one of Winehouse’s red carpet appearances before nodding in Ginger Spice’s famous British flag dress. during his performance.
Lipa won the award for UK Female Solo Artist and UK Album of the Year for ‘Future Nostalgia’ at the annual awards, which are the UK equivalent of the Grammys. She also performed a mix of hits wearing a Union Jack print outfit that seemed to refer to one of the most memorable Brit Awards moments of all time.
Lipa’s Union Jack overcoat and wrap miniskirt strongly resembled Spice Girl Geri Halliwell’s famous micro-dress, which became an international sensation in 1997. She then removed the jacket to reveal a corset layered over an oversized black tie and a white collar shirt.
Geri Halliwell in her iconic Union Jack dress at the 1997 Brit Awards. Credit: JMEnternational / Redferns / Getty Images
Lipa’s Vivienne Westwood gold cowl-neck dress was covered in purple fishnet and featured a wide train. She completed the look with purple wedge heels and black stockings with garters, although it was the big beehive – a hairstyle that has become synonymous with Winehouse – that cemented the comparison for fans.
Dua Lipa poses for the cameras ahead of the ceremony. Credit: JMEnternational / Getty Images
The jewelry helped give the outfit a contemporary twist, with Lipa sporting a variation of a Vivienne Westwood pearl necklace recently made famous on TikTok. The accessory has become a cult item among Generation Z avant-garde, although Lipa opted for a more elaborate three-strand version rather than the popular single strand.
The apparent tribute comes just days after Winehouse’s father revealed that the family of the late singer were auctioning off her yellow Brit Awards dress – and other outfits belonging to the singer – to mark her 10th anniversary. dead. Winehouse’s father, Mitch, told UK newspaper The Mirror it was “extremely moving” to see his dresses in storage, adding that the proceeds from the sale would be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The late Amy Winehouse, a yellow Preen mini dress at the Brit Awards in 2007. Credit: Eamonn McCormack / WireImage / Getty Images
Lipa, who accepted both awards wearing her gold Vivienne Westwood gown, used one of her speeches to honor UK frontline medical staff. She also dedicated an award to Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, a British nurse known for her fight against racial injustice, before calling for an increase in the wages of British health workers.
Referring to an initiative called ‘Clap for our Carers’, which has seen UK residents applaud the country’s top workers every Thursday evening, Lipa said:’ It’s great to applaud them, but we have to pay them. “
“So I think what we should do is … give a massive round of applause and give (to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson) a message that we all support a fair pay raise for our front line,” he said. she continued.
Other fashion highlights of the night include the sheer lace Threeasfour outfit from “Pose” star Billy Porter, featuring a sculptural tunic dress, platform boots and an oversized hat from milliner Stephen Jones.
Singer Rina Sawayama also impressed in a lilac ruffled 2019 Balmain dress with a powertrain, while Harry Styles turned heads in a brown graphic-print Gucci suit and leather handbag.