Dua Lipa is making the most out of this new year. The star made headlines after wearing one of the most risqué trends of the ’90s and being announced as British Vogue’s February 2021 cover.
On Monday, the 25-year-old singer posted a series of photos with her friends and boyfriend Anwar Hadid from what looks to be a tropical retreat. In the pictures, Lipa looks stunning in a sexy black cutout dress teamed with chunky jewelry and an exposed black thong adorned with gold hardware.
The G-string trend made it’s debut during Jean Paul Gaultier’s spring ’97 runway show, and was soon popularized by hot young stars like Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Christina Milian and Paris Hilton.
In recent years, the look has made a comeback, with Hailey Bieber wearing a pink thong at the 2019 Met Gala, Beyoncé showing off a crystal version on the December 2020 cover of British Vogue and Kim Kardashian West posing for Instagram pics in an exposed red thong last year.
Then, of course, there is this month’s cover star. Dua Lipa appears to have lived 10 lives already in her 25 years – child of war-fleeing immigrants, determined teenager, next big thing. Now a fully fledged global superstar, the young Brit returns to the cover of Vogue – and stars in a transformative fashion story by photographer Emma Summerton. With six nominations at this month’s Grammys under her belt, a record-breaking album and a clutch of new tracks, she shows what it is possible to achieve even as the world becomes less certain, while providing the perfect, uplifting soundtrack for millions to dance to and let off a little steam. Dua did what we all strive to do during tumultuous times: she met the moment.
The February 2021 issue of British Vogue is on newsstands Friday 8 January.