American Vogue:
Migos

Vogue is most def­i­nitely Migos-approved,” quips Quavo, as we join rap’s reign­ing kings of bling in their hotel suite (via pri­vate ele­va­tor, no less) for their fit­ting for the 2018 Grammys, undoubt­edly music’s biggest night out.

Rappers Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff are known for let­ting their trade­mark jewels do the talk­ing (take their black Versace 2017 Met Gala looks as the per­fect exam­ple of their osten­ta­tious style). But for a new year and just off their newly released Culture II, the trio are upping their style ante: taking cues from a musi­cal legend with the same love of blingy sar­to­r­ial red carpet looks (Michael Jackson) and even going so far as to coin their own term for their sig­na­ture ice-heavy look (“drippy”).

Drip means swag, but it’s our lingo. We don’t want to be saying what every­one else is saying,” Takeoff explains, as he peruses exten­sive racks filled with the likes of Fendi, Dsquared2, Balmain, and, of course, Versace, which the group’s styl­ist Zoe Costello had gath­ered for Grammys week­end. All three decide on a vari­a­tion of the same black Dior Homme suit with run­ning tape on the legs stamped with Rue de Marignan” (the address of the house’s Paris HQ) for their per­for­mance at Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy bash.

As for the big night? (They were nom­i­nated in the Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Album cat­e­gories.) They wore their love of all things gold on their sleeves … lit­er­ally. Michael was the great­est, a fash­ion icon, and he was a ladies man,” Quavo explains, while gazing at Jackson’s win­ning Grammy look from 83, which is taped to a nearby wall.

To chan­nel Jackson’s looks from Grammys past, Migos slipped into custom bejew­eled Julien Macdonald jack­ets, com­plete with stud­ded and sequined appliqués that Costello com­mis­sioned weeks prior. They paired them with slim­line black pants, vin­tage Versace frames, and fin­ished with plenty of dia­monds, a trio of looks that the King of Pop him­self would no doubt have approved.