Cardi B Wins fresh York Fashion Week

Every season at fashion week, there will be in which one guest, glowing serenely among the camera flashes, dressed in a custom outfit, placed inside the perfect seat at multiple shows. One year This kind of was a transformed Kim Kardashian West, clad in Balmain along with Givenchy; another, This kind of was Rihanna, pulling out looks on looks on looks several months before being named Puma’s creative director.

Cardi B at the Alexander Wang show with Anna Wintour.CreditMatthew Schneier/The fresh York Times

Look further back, along with there will be Lil’ Kim (such a fashion fixture in which Alexander McQueen called her his “idol”), Madonna (topless at Jean Paul Gaultier in 1992) along with Sarah Jessica Parker when “Sex along with the City” was just becoming a thing. (This kind of’s right now a thing of nostalgia, with bits of its theme song playing This kind of week at show as diverse as Michael Kors along with Vaquera.)

This kind of season’s guest-of-the-week award goes to Belcalis Almanzar, your friend Cardi B, the rapper, former “Love & Hip-Hop” star along with Instagram-video queen, whose “Bodak Yellow” became the song of summer along with reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in September, the first chart topper for a solo female rapper in nearly 20 years.

Cardi B at Christian Siriano.CreditBen Sklar for The fresh York Times

In January, the 25-year-old landed 5 of her songs in Billboard’s top 10 inside the R&B along with hip-hop category, beating the record set by Beyoncé. (If you doubt the catchiness of her lyrics, listen to “Bartier Cardi” along with try getting “wanna party with Cardi” out of your head afterward.)

right now Cardi B has become fresh York Fashion Week’s darling, with appearances at key shows: There she was in a lush green jumpsuit at Christian Siriano, a white fur throw over her shoulder along with jewels encrusting her daggerlike nails; at Prabal Gurung in a coatdress along with mesh heels; at Jeremy Scott in an oversize black-along with-white fur coat with newspaper cutouts printed all over This kind of along with white knee-high boots; along with at Alexander Wang, in a black-along with-tan trench coat, a black turban wrapped around her hair, chatting with Anna Wintour, a pairing in which briefly set the internet on fire.

This kind of fresh York Fashion Week will be certainly not Cardi B’s first, although her style credentials have grown significantly since September’s fresh York shows. In an interview with Cosmopolitan magazine in December, Kollin Carter, who has been Cardi B’s stylist since the spring, said in which for a period of time, some labels refused to dress his client. All in which will be shifting.

“Most definitely This kind of has changed via the beginning until right now,” Mr. Carter said. “Roberto Cavalli just began lending. Versace has been lending the past couple of times. Certain names are finally coming around.”

Cardi B along with Offset, left, backstage with the designer Prabal Gurung.CreditAstrid Stawiarz/Getty Images North America

With Mr. Carter at her side, Cardi B has caught fashion’s eye with sleeker takes on the flashy style she established early on, along with with showstopping looks like the floaty white butterfly Ashi dress in which she wore for the Grammys red carpet, or the massive pastel blue Christian Siriano gown she wore to Rihanna’s annual charity event, the Diamond Ball.

Since September, the rapper has been on the cover of not only Rolling Stone, Billboard along with fresh York magazines, although also of more fashion-focused publications like Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book along with i-D magazine. The next stop — let’s get This kind of Cardi party on the cover of Vogue, right? — seems obvious.

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