Going To The Grammys? Harry Styles and Maggie Rogers' Stylists Share Wardrobe Tips

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A model walks the runway at the Christopher John Rogers Ready to Wear Spring/Summer 2020 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7, 2019 in New York City. 

Landing the perfect look for the Grammy Awards may be overwhelming for executives who are expecting to be photographed but aren’t aiming to steal the spotlight. Enter Harry Lambert, style consigliere to Harry Styles, and Kat Typaldos, style collaborator of ­Maggie Rogers. From their respective London and New York nooks, the two offer tips to industry insiders looking to shake things up.

Harry Lambert Says To...

Give Oxfords the Boot: “On a red carpet, I never tend to do an Oxford shoe. There’s something about a lace-up shoe that, for me, always takes it into that world of business. A boot looks clean with a suit, and one with a slight heel can elongate your legs. The Grammys are quite a fun and experimental place, so you can push it a little bit more, be a bit more risky.” 

Loosen Up: “In terms of tailoring, I really like a loose fit trouser. I don’t find a super-skinny leg to be flattering to anyone; it can distort the silhouette of the suit. It's all about a slightly wider leg, a bit more of a drape. If you’re comfortable in a dark suit, a looser, high-waisted trouser takes the look out of business and into something a bit more creative and fun.” 

Nix the Crisp Shirt: “When dressing up, I always advise against wearing shirts that are too stiff. They look uncomfortable and don’t photograph very well -- go for a crêpe de Chine or a cotton-silk blend. A lot of shops these days offer so many different colors. Brands like Gucci, Givenchy -- they have simple shirts but in great fabrics that can modernize any suit.”

On The Red Carpet I Think We’ll See...: “Colorblocking. It’s all about mixing it up, and everything is a bit retro. The fits are a bit ’70s, big lapels. I’m predicting big ties and waistcoats, but color is really the freshest way to update your suit.” 

Kat Typaldos​ Says To...

Suit Yourself: “There’s something to be said for [dark] suiting. Erring on the casual side and pumping it up with your swagger, that to me feels really cool. Playing with a really beautiful silhouette and adding a pop of color through a shoe, jewelry or makeup is an easy, sleek way to go. People wearing gowns [on a carpet like this] is something that I’ve never understood.”

Sport a Statement Sneaker: “The red ­carpet is meant for experimentation, especially at the Grammys. It should be fun. You can customize a sneaker with Swarovski crystals, opt for a Dior sneaker, or go classic. There’s an image of Kate Moss and Mario Sorrenti both wearing suits and Stan Smiths and they looked so cool. Do that with a diamond earring.” 

Don’t Break the Bank: “Luxury fashion is expensive, and you don’t need to spend money to feel amazing. I love Resurrection Vintage in Los Angeles and New York. There are also great brands like Helmut Lang or Tibi that are at a reasonable price point. For example, a blazer by them can be worn with your favorite jeans and a beautiful heel from the red carpet to a meeting the next day.” 

On The Red Carpet I Think We’ll See...: “A lot of the young designers have politicized messages and work ethically and locally. I would love to see Collina Strada, Christopher John Rogers, Grace Wales Bonner or Simone Rocha on the carpet.” 

This article originally appeared in the Dec. 7 issue of Billboard.


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