Dua Lipa Wore a Sheer Chanel Dress Embroidered With Crystals


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On Thursday, ELLE’s 2024 Music Issue cover star, Dua Lipa, attended the Time100 Gala in custom Chanel. The sheer dress had long sleeves and a plunging neckline, and was embroidered with crystals. At the center of the bodice, there was a signature black Chanel bow, with an elegant white broach in the center. There was also a cut out over her belly button to reveal her piercing.

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Lipa later revealed the inspiration behind the dress on her Instagram Story. She shared a black-and-white photo of Jane Birkin in a similar style of dress, which she wore to the Artists Union’s Gala in Paris on the exact date 55 years before, April 25, 1969.

“My inspo for last nights dress ❤️,” she wrote over the photo.

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Lipa was recognized as one of Time’s most influential people in the world. Not only did she attend the star-studded event, but she also performed. For the event, she kept her accessories minimal, adding only dainty silver rings and a thin drop necklace with matching earrings. Her burgundy hair cascaded down her shoulders in loose waves.

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On the red carpet, Lipa posed with fellow honoree Fantasia Barrino, who was one of ELLE’s 2023 Women in Hollywood. Barrino wore a gloved, long-sleeve, open-back dress made entirely out of black sequins. She paired the look with a matching head scarf.

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In Lipa’s interview for ELLE’s Music Issue, she spoke about her upcoming album, Radical Optimism, which drops on May 3.

“The record as a whole is more mature,” she shared. “I’m definitely not the same person I was when I wrote my first album. I’ve evolved and learned so much…taking it as it comes, not seeing anything as bad or something as a setback. That involves a lot of growing and understanding myself, knowing my worth, whether it be in business, love, or friendship.”

“I’m just a different person, so of course this record is going to be different,” Lipa added. “I have different thoughts, wants, needs, and perspectives. I’ve done a 180 on myself…I feel the most confident at this point in my life.”

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