The 19-year-old pop star turned heads and made jaws drop in a peach-colored gown with a hoop skirt and massive train. Her short blonde hair was giving classic Hollywood—in fact, the whole look was. Check it out for yourself, below. I’m speechless.
The look is by Oscar de la Renta, and Eilish said the inspiration was “holiday Barbie.” “It just was time,” she revealed during the Met gala live stream. “It was time for this, and I feel like I’ve grown so much in the last few years…I was just scared and didn’t feel comfortable in my skin, and I feel like I finally [do now]. It was time. ”
“It’s all about what makes you feel good,” she said. “If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, fuck it—if you feel like you look good, you look good.”
She added, “Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a slut and you’re a whore. If I am, then I’m proud. Me and all the girls are hos, and fuck it, y’know? Let’s turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin—or not—should not take any respect away from you.”
Eilish is one of the co-chairs for tonight’s Met gala, which is themed “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion.” “I’ve been really impressed by American designers’ responses to the social and political climate, particularly around issues of body inclusivity and gender fluidity, and I’m just finding their work very, very self-reflective,” Andrew Bolton, the Wendy Yu Curator in charge of the Costume Institute, told Vogue. “I really do believe that American fashion is undergoing a renaissance. I think young designers in particular are at the vanguard of discussions about diversity and inclusion, as well as sustainability and transparency, much more so than their European counterparts, maybe with the exception of the English designers.”