If Dua Lipa continues to have as much stylistic influence as she did in 2021, 2022 is about to be all about ultra-short hemlines (and devil-may-care Instagrams). The 26-year-old pop star kicked off the new year with a series of blurry photos of herself celebrating with her family in St. Barts, wearing the latest of her head-turning looks since she and stylist Lorenzo Posocco established themselves as a fashion power couple. For their first look of 2022, the pair went with a sleeveless cerulean Bottega mini dress with dramatic, almost mop-like yarn fringes. She soon followed up with a one-shoulder top and matching rose-printed wrap mini skirt by the New York-based designer Kim Shui, topped off with a satin, crystal-covered take on Prada’s classic Cleo bag.
Having closed out 2021 with a penchant for faux fur Hello Kitty moon boots, Lipa is now taking her footwear game to another level. She completed the Kim Shui and Prada look with a pair of scarlet D’Accori platform heels that upped her height by nearly six inches. (The London-based label, which counts sky-high stiletto expert Lady Gaga among its fans, has a disclaimer on its site warning that its designs are “not for the faint-hearted.”) Altogether, the look earned her the ultimate seal of approval: a cosign from Kristen McMenamy, who memorably met Lipa backstage at the Fendi x Versace show last year. “Love the New Years dress!!!!, the silver-haired supermodel commented. “See you in 2022!!!”
As for what Lipa next has in store, you can count on seeing some Versace. Donatella has lately proven to be her no. 1 fan, enlisting the “Versace Goddess” for both a campaign and runway appearance that marked Lipa’s catwalk debut.