Kendrick Lamar's Stylist Shares the Hidden Messages in His Grammys Performance: Exclusive
What do you think was the most difficult part of styling a live performance versus a red carpet look?
It’s very, very difficult and very, very different. A red carpet, you're pulling from all these designers who want to dress your client. They send a bunch of stuff and you get to pick the best look and have the tailor tailor everything prior to your client arriving on the red carpet. It's very easy, they're just walking through one place and then they're at the award show.
Versus a performance, all of the dancers have to wear certain types of undergarments that secure them but isn't visible from the stage. Everything that they wore, the skirts and everything, had to be hand made and fit to their bodies and secured. You can't tell from an audience's perspective but everything was tied down and taped down so that in the live performance, nothing is going flying, someone's skirt isn't falling off. A necklace isn't hitting the dancers in the head. It's really tricky.
Is this your proudest styling moment?
Absolutely. This is my proudest styling moment just because I've been with Kendrick and TDE for a long time. I've seen the progression. I think he deserves all good that comes from this performance and the Grammys and the awards and his nomination. I'm really happy for him, and I'm really proud because, most importantly, when I was backstage with my crew and the dancers, everyone was so happy to be there. I feel like everyone knew that they were a part of a really special moment in music and hip-hop and knew how important this performance was going to be. I've been doing this for 8 years. But I've never seen so many people so proud and so excited to be a part of something that was basically inspired by one person.