Sunday night’s Grammy Awards struck a poised chord with a number of celebrities choosing to wear white roses to show their solidarity with the #MeToo movement. Among them, was Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar) who wore a custom-made Ashi Studio gown; a structural, pleated ivory lace dress with butterfly sleeves and tail by the Beirut-based label in the last minute. The look was accentuated with diamond cuffs, lace pumps, and a delicate white rose.
“I wanted a look that fits her silhouette yet that also created a fashion statement, something that would truly be a memorable fashion moment, and I am more than happy to contribute to that,” Mohammed Ashi tells Vogue Arabia exclusively.
It was the singer’s second gown of the evening by the Saudi Arabian couturier. And yet, hours earlier the artist attended the legendary Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala in New York City donning a strapless, cream-colored Ashi Studio tuxedo-style gown.
The Bodak Yellow singer was first introduced to the Beirut-based label through her stylist Kollin Carter, and immediately felt a connection to his jaw-dropping designs. The feeling turned out to be mutual. “Our aesthetic is couture with a modern twist, and Cardi B has the edge and personality to wear such avant garde designs,” Ashi tells Vogue.me. “I am happy to dress her. I believe she really broke the mold in the music industry, whether it be through her music or her personality, and I’m excited that she chose to wear designs that are out-of-the-box. It truly reflects why she stands out from the rest.”
Cardi B certainly won the best-dressed award. Bravo.