These are the 15 Musicians Rocking Millennial Pink
Back in the early 2000's when Motorola flip phones, Juicy Couture velour tracksuits and Paris Hilton ruled the pop culture conversation, it was rapper Cam'ron who first rolled up to the Fall 2003 Baby Phat NYFW show in a baby pink mink coat. Fast forward 15 years and this pale pink hue has reemerged under the moniker "Millenial Pink," a color that NY Magazine describes as the generation's "gender-less mascot."
While you might not be familiar with the phrase, you've certainly come across the demure rose-quartz shade while scrolling through your Instagram feed or seen your favorite A-listers sporting the hue. Whether it's Harry Styles in his Gucci suit or Rihanna on the Fenty runway, keep scrolling to see 15 uber stylish artists rocking the trendy shade below.
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Taylor Swift at iHeartRadio Music Festival
While performing a melody of tracks from her album, 1989, Taylor Swift rocked an ombré pink two piece set from Jessica Jones. T-Swizz's sparkling long sleeve crop top and matching flared mini skirt along with her sky-high strappy heels covered in crystals certainly stood out while on the MGM Grand Garden Arena stage.
Bruno Mars in his 'Uptown Funk' Music Video
While his sleek vintage-inspired suit jacket is slightly darker than the traditional rose-quartz shade found throughout this list, Bruno Marshas the swag to effortlessly pull off this dusty rose piece with ease. While dancing and singign 2014’s inescapable hit, Mars pairs his jacket with a simple white ribbed tank top, black straight leg jeans, classic gold aviator shades, gold chain and a fedora hat, which became a signature piece of his during the “Uptown Funk” era.
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Rihanna at "Good Morning America"
Bad Gal Ri Ri isn’t afraid to embrace her softer and feminine side. The Bajan pop princess has sported head-to-toe millennial pink for major events including at her inaugural Fenty x Puma runway show in Paris and during her first (of three) performances at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards show. However, during a March trip to Good Morning America, Rihanna’s monochromatic slim-fitting blazer and pant plus matching corset and luxurious fur stole truly stood out in Manhattan’s dreary winter weather. She paired the sleek suit with a minimal pair of pink earrings and satin pointed toe Louboutins complete with a large clear crystal in the middle.
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Beyonce in New York
Beyonce donned head-to-toe Gucci including a pleated metallic midi skirt from the Fall-Winter 2016 collection and a wool knit sweater with butterfly and ladybug accents. Finishing off Queen B's look is a pair of red velvet heels, a canvas clutch covered with the brand's signature interlocking "GG" logo and a matching baseball cap.
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Zendaya at the American Music Awards
Even back when she was 19-years-old, Zendaya was proving she is a rising fashion force to be reckoned with. Her long-term stylist Law Roach previously told Billboard Style that every day, “she’s such a tomboy and is just so happy in sweats and sneakers,” however, “for the red carpet she loves to be that other girl that’s super glamorous who people love.” For the 43rd Annual AMA’s she wore a youthful yet ladylike Emanuel Ungaro long-sleeve pink lace blouse covered in floral applique with a ruffle trim. Her matching floral and lace pink skirt are from the French designer’s Spring 2016 Collection and her patent leather, bright pink and pointed toe pumps are from Christian Louboutin.
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Justin Bieber in Canada
During an acoustic set at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, Ca. Justin Bieberfinished off his casual ensemble of a tan hoodie plus black skinny jeans and white Vans with a cozy pink beanie from New York skateboard label Supreme. Bieber’s dramatic style makeover can be credited to Karla Welch, who was selected as one of Billboard’s 25 Most Powerful People in Music Fashion in 2016.
A$AP Rocky in 'Yamborghini High' Music Video by A$AP Mob
The leader of the A$AP Mob rocks a quintessentially millennial pink bathrobe while donning a matching head and neck silk scarves, a gold grill and diamond chains while holding a bottle of rosé. Throughout the trippy visual, A$AP Rocky and the rest of the crew all don equally colorful bath robes and rap about Lamborghinis and loving women.
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Drake at the 2016 NBA All Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contest
While watching the NBA All Star Slam Dunk Contest court side with director and mega Knicks fan Spike Lee,Drake wore a limited edition dual-tone October’s Very Own x Roots leather varsity jacket that retailed for $492. The white leather jacket with a pink merino wool body has a large “O” embroidered on the front and on the back reads it “October,” a nod to Drake’s birth month. Keeping the rest of his outfit sporty, Drizzy is wearing light wash straight leg jeans and white and blue OVO x Air Jordan Calipari Pack kicks, which are an homage to the University of Kentucky’s basketball coach.
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Florence Welch at the 58th Grammy Awards
For the 2016 Grammys, Florence Welch of Florence + The Machine wore a stunning long-sleeve pink gown designed by Gucci Creative Director Alessandro Michele. Despite the girly hue of the dress, Florence's rock n' roll edge is evident thanks to the embroidered crescent moons and star detailing on the piece, her mix of Gucci rings and lived-in beachy waves.
Ellie Goulding at the 58th Grammy Awards
Before hopping on the Grammy stage to perform a rendition of "Love Me Like You Do" with Andrea Day, British pop sensation Ellie Goulding wore a sleek Stella McCartney dress, Jimmy Choo heels, and a mix of Bulgari jewels including the Italian brand's Divas Dream pavé diamond necklace in 18k white gold, which clocks in just under $100,000 (£77,000).
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Ariana Grande at the 2016 Television Critics Association Summer Tour
While Drake was "looking for revenge, all summer sixteen" Ariana Grande went a slightly different route with a modern '60s-inspired fringe bang, her signature ponytail, and light-weight pink bomber jacket during her TCA Hairspray Live panel. Although we don't know the exact brand Law Roach selected for Grande, we do know that she is a longtime fan of the recently trendy shade.
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Rihanna at the Fenty Puma 2016 Paris Fashion Week Show
After showcasing her collection of streetwear staples like hoodies and sneakers in a soft palette of ivory, army green, purple and of course, millennial pink, Rihanna reimagnes the sporty silhouettes into a modern day Marie Antoinette inspired collection. The outfit she is rocking during her closing walk down the runway is a perfect embodiment of the collections romanticism and grandeur. The intricate cut-outs and ruffles on her oversized pink jumpsuit and cape, walks the careful line between her sporty heritage her fans have come to love and the more intimate and softer side of Rhianna she's recently sharing with the general public.
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Lady Gaga in New York City
After wrapping a promotional trip to Good Morning America,Lady Gaga stepped out in a custom Chris Gelinas jacket with three golden buttons and matching Daisy Duke shorts. Her right-hand stylist and friend Brandon Maxwell finished off the look with an oversized pink coat from Courrèges Fall-Winter 2016 collection along with pink patent Pigalle pumps by Christian Louboutin. Naturally, Gaga reached for her sophisticated cowboy hat which has been a staple during her Joanne era.
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Noah Cyrus at the MTV Movie & TV Awards Press Junket
While promoting her 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards performance, Noah Cyrus kept it comfy with a pretty pink sweatsuit set from Los Angeles-based label Joy Rich and a pair of white and grey Nike sneakers. For her rowdy award show performance on Sunday night (May 7), she embraced the brand’s laid-back aesthetic in another sweatsuit set paired with a netted mesh bodysuit underneath.
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Harry Styles on The 'Today' Show
Within the past years Harry Styles is embracing two of the biggest fashion trends: a love of Alessandro Michele’s playful Gucci pieces and millennial pink. During his solo 'Today' show debut, Styles sported a vintage-inspired pink suit by Edward Sexton with a black dress shirt while performing his album’s lead single “Sign of the Times,” debuted his bluesy rock-driven song “Carolina” and surprised fans with a throwback One Direction jam “Stockholm Syndrome."