When not sporting streetwear and Y2K-inspired pieces from her personal wardrobe, Dua Lipa is often making headlines with her high-octane red carpet looks. Over recent years, the British-Albanian singer’s glamorous appearances styled by Lorenzo Posocco have propelled her to become one of the best-dressed stars of her generation. They have even earned her Donatella Versace’s approval, who recently cast the Grammy Award-winner in the Italian fashion house’s fall/winter 2021 campaign.
The “New Rules” singer’s relationship with Versace is a special one, with Lipa donning the house’s signature elements with her personal spin on them on many occasions. Think, the monochrome Versace dress with a thigh-high slit she wore to the 2019 Grammy Awards. The golden embellishments on the dress were reminscent of Liz Hurley’s iconic safety pin dress from the same label. However, the custom-made sequined Versace dress she wore to the 2021 Grammy Awards has come to be her most talked-about look yet. The twinkling crystal mesh number inspired by the Aurora Borealis and featuring a Swarovski butterfly on the bust was as much Versace as it was Lipa.
Peppered among her Versace looks are equally stunning outfits by other designers. Who can forget the custom Vivienne Westwood corseted couture dress she wore to the 2021 Brit Awards? Or the time she attended the 2019 amfAR Cannes Gala in a voluminous red dress plucked from the Valentino spring 2019 haute couture collection?
While the world is sure to see many more of such sartorial moments from Lipa, on the occasion of her birthday today (August 22), we round up eight of the newly-minted 26-year-old’s best red carpet looks.