25 CLASSIC B EAUTY
HER TIGHT SILHOUETTES have become a reliable — some might say a predictable — staple for the singer. But when it’s that easy to look that good, who can complain? If anything, Dua Lipa’s ability to look effortlessly flawless in a skintight bodysuit, like the black, crystal-embroidered piece designed by Casey Cadwallader of Mugler for her Future Nostalgia tour, is enough to keep her on our list for years to come. “The Mugler woman can be pretty much anything,” Cadwallader explained in an interview. “I think she’s a pretty bold and outgoing person. She’s not afraid to express herself, but comes in many different incarnations.” Lipa not only exemplifies the high standards set by Cadwallader, but her ability to display his looks, both subdued and ostentatious, have become unmatched in recent years. When she walked in Balenciaga for its second couture show under creative director Demna Gvasalia, she kept it poised in a room populated by some of the hardest-to-please folks in the game, gliding past rows of skeptical glances, unfazed and instantly chic. And in her flurry of eye-grabbing looks, from biker babe in Courrèges and Acne leather to moon walker in Diesel denim, she’s become a role model and guide for the next generation of musicians, taking Caroline Polachek on tour with her and making her feel like a musical and fashion equal.