Three design stars sketch their ultimate red-carpet look for the R&B artist who, with five nods, is the Grammys’ most-nominated woman for 2018.
Victor Glemaud: “SZA’s style is empowering, just like her music. I wanted her Grammys look to capture that along with her sensual strength. [This] minimalist, bias-slash, knit T-shirt gown in cotton cashmere [is] designed for comfort and maximum impact.”
Bona fides: The 2017 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist worked as studio director at Paco Rabanne and style director at Tommy Hilfiger before launching his eponymous label in 2006.
Christian Cowan: “SZA’s music celebrates her as a woman -- she is unashamed and proud. It’s because of this I [envisioned] a suit that was strong and feminine. She redefines R&B, so I thought she could redefine something as iconic as the pinstriped suit. I added a healthy dose of sequins.”
Bona fides: Before he had even graduated from London College of Fashion, the British designer was designing costumes for Lady Gaga. Paris Hilton opened his New York show in February.
Known for: Classic silhouettes with major sparkle.
Alex Ulichny: “I want SZA to feel like she’s wearing a modern heirloom. Her poetic beauty will be complemented by a rich mixture of aged gold lace. This look is meant to be modern yet timeless, like SZA’s music, which blends classic sounds with a contemporary twist.”
Bona fides: The Art Institute of Chicago graduate won the prestigious Eunice W. Johnson Fellowship, and interned for designers like Iris van Herpen.
Known for: Craftsmanship and innovative technique; romance and modernity.