Janelle Monáe’s stylist, Alexandra Mandelkorn, introduced more colour into the entertainers red carpet appearances, but Monáe’s tried-and-true black-and-white palette has always been a part of her red carpet journey in 2018.
Back in April Alexandra said, “Janelle’s showing another side of her. And with that comes more colour, more information, more colour, more facets of her femininity.”
This was beautifully showcased in her Nicolas Jebran gown worn to the BET Awards, which remains her most colourful look to date.
My personal favourite Janelle moment was her Christian Siriano suit worn to the Vanity Fair Oscar party. I often wonder if I would’ve loved it as much in black and white, and I’m sure I would have because this look was more about the cut and tailoring.