Lana Del Rey is soaring as a fashion icon even if her music career that inspired her look got off to a rough start. She’s had a Mulberry bag named after her and moved up to the A-list with an invite to the fashion gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Del Rey, real name Elizabeth Grant, is nothing if not style. She’s been featured herself on a number of fashion magazine covers. But Style magazine’s Singapore edition goes one step further.
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The mag actually pays tribute to her style with a fashion spread featuring model Tanya Katysheva channeling her look. Photographer Wee Khim was behind the lens in the highly stylized shoot.
Entitled “I’m Your Little Harlot, Starlet,” it tries to capture what Del Rey has described as her “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” image. The look is “showgirl glitz” combined with sweet frilly frocks, and “rapper-esque gold chains.
Sharon Tulasidas and Damian Huang handled styling drawing from a closet fill with Rey-esque looks by Marc Jacobs, Dries van Noten, Alexander McQueen and Marni.
Not that Del Rey would be caught wearing those clothes. She says she usually buys at vintage shops, so her style is all her own and with ’50s to ’80s influences.
Del Rey’s music career hasn’t been quite so effortless. She started recording under her own name and later changed it to Del Rey because she thought it was more of a reflection of her musical style. She became an Internet sensation with the release of her song “Video Games” on YouTube.
She was signed by Interscope Records which released her album Born to Die in January. Critics had a field day trashing it, but it has sold well.
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