Grimes is ’Styled to a ’T”.
Photo: Jamie Hawkesworth/ Courtesy of ’T’
Claire Boucher, is that you?! We’re used to seeing Grimes wearing everything from witchy capes to ripped tights onstage, but scarves, gloves, and retro silhouettes? Eh, not so much. This is why we’re so surprised—and excited—to see the Canadian musician showing off her versatile fashion chops for T magazine, proving that ’50s-inspired ensembles work just as well on an indie music star as they do in Pleasantville soda shops. In this fashionable ode to “ladies who lunch,” Grimes wears a Celine top, skirt, and scarf paired with accessories courtesy of U.K. designer JW Anderson. The prim, ladylike look is a far cry from her t-shirt and jeans uniform, but we’ve got to admit—she looks gooood.
Although she’s been making choice appearances during Fashion Weeks since she burst onto the scene last year, Grimes says her style is still decidedly casual. As she tells T of her onstage wardrobe, “I just can’t perform well unless I’m wearing jeans. That’s why I wore the kimono on “Fallon” because it’s the fanciest thing that’s still basically a bathrobe.” Hey, we respect that! Despite her laid-back attitude and preference for pants over pretty much anything else, it’s tough do deny Grimes’s status as the industry’s newest darling (we’ve got a feeling Hedi Slimane, V magazine, and even Azealia Banks agree!). And this girl knows her fashion stuff, remarking that her “favorite designer right now is Iris van Herpen, who is a Dutch designer. She apprenticed with Alexander McQueen and everything is very architectural and beautiful and complex. There’s a really awesome documentary about her on YouTube, and she’s superbright and supersharp and superyoung and really talented.” Superbright and supersharp and superyoung AND really talented? Sounds like Grimes herself!
Check out the interview here and let us know what you think of Grimes’s new look!