Florence Welch performs at Alexandra Palace in London.
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We probably don’t have to remind you of this FACT, but Florence Welch is a total style slayer. Not only does she have the most interesting—and consistent—shade of crimson hair, she has formidable prowess where all-over prints are concerned. Also, she oozes cool and has a set of pipes that would make the most cantankerous carnival clown weep pools of imaginary mime tears. Unafraid to mix genres and styles like carpetbag bohemian with fairy goth queen, Welch’s ever-changing array of performance outfits and red carpet looks always seem to enchant. And for her latest set of Florence + the Machine shows in the U.K., she has debuted a magical black and gold art deco cape that we find utterly captivating.
Recently inaugurated into Riccardo Tisci’s gang of Givenchy muses, Miss Welch is no stranger to designer praise. Her last set of performance ensembles were designed by Gucci’s Frida Giannini, and before that she launched a design competition to create a stage outfit for one of her NY shows (hence, earning her total allegiance by a bevy of aspiring designers). This cape is something new, though. With a yellow and white art deco filigree print, a voluminous silhouette, and silver accoutrement around the hooded neckline, it’s both dramatic and completely WOWsville. We also love the lingerie-esque catsuit underneath that accentuates the bodice and ankles with the same rectangular beading as the hood. All in all, she looks classy, comfortable, and utterly in control on stage in this dream coat. We don’t have to tell her twice, but keep it up, Flo-dubs; we’re under your spell.