How Rosalía Mixes Traditional Spanish Elegance With Contemporary Pop Star Glam

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Rosalía has experienced an unprecedented rise to international fame since releasing her critically-adored second album, El Mal Querer, in 2018. As Latin music is finally being embraced by audiences around the world, her profile has grown outside of her native Spain, but don’t call it a crossover. Rosalía proudly incorporates traditional flamenco dance and sounds into her Latin pop music, and has collaborated with reggaetoñeros J Balvin and Bad Bunny, collecting Grammys and VMA Awards along the way.

Throughout her time in the spotlight, Rosalía has grown into a fashion darling in her own right. She regularly sits front row at fashion shows, including Jacquemus and Burberry, and sports some of the most killer manicures on the planet. She’s never afraid of color and patterns, whether it’s polka dots or a monochrome red Rick Owens outfit. She indulges in full glam, cozy separates, and streetwear chic in a nod to her urbano sound as well as references modern traditional flamenco wear and silhouettes, like wide flared pants, exaggerated fringe and ruffles, updos, and red lipstick. Here, take a journey through Rosalía’s style evolution, from her modern take on classic Spanish elegance, to her contemporary pop star glamour.

2023: Billboard Women in Music Event
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Rosalía bared it all at the Billboard Women in Music Event, walking the red carpet in a look from Lùchen New York fall 2023 featuring an ultra cropped turtleneck sweater with a completely sheer, embellished dress underneath.

2022: Latin Grammy Awards
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The singer wore a black, crystal-encrusted Miu Miu dress to the 2022 Latin Grammys while on the arm of her then-boyfriend, Rauw Alejandro, who looked dapper in a Prada suit.

2022: LOS40 Music Awards
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Rosalía loves a see-through accent, and for the LOS40 Awards in 2022, she attended wearing an Acne Studios spring 2023 dress with just a bow detail covering the otherwise sheer top.

2022: “In America: An Anthology of Fashion” Met Gala
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Dressing completely in custom Givenchy, Rosalía attended the 2022 Met Gala in an ivory, silk tulle embellished gown with a unique spinal detail down the back.

2021: LOS40 Music Awards
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Rosalía took the vintage route for the LOS40 Awards in 2021, and wore a sheer, blue Dolce & Gabbana dress from 1998 covered in delicate butterflies.

2021: Billboard Latin Music Awards
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The singer brought some major color to the Billboard Latin Music Awards red carpet with the help of this bright yellow Valentino fall 2020 haute couture dress.

2021: “In America: A Lexicon Of Fashion” Met Gala
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Rosalía attends her first Met Gala in a fullly fringed Rick Owens look. The scarlet red leather romper included a dramatic train, slouched gloves, and Owens’ classic platform boots in a matching hue.

2021: Rihanna's Met Gala After Party
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After the Met Gala, she changed into something a bit more comfortable—a geometric one-shoulder dress, also by Rick Owens.

2021: Savage X Fenty Vol. 2 Show
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Rosalía’s playful catsuit may be covered in what looks to be the Louis Vuitton logo but it’s actually a creation from Sevali Haute Couture.

2020: Grammy Awards
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Rosalía won her first “gringo Grammy” for Best Latin Album in this fringed red Alexander Wang look that seems like it could have inspired her Met Gala ensemble.

2019: Billboard Women In Music Event
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At the 2019 Billboard Women In Music event, Rosalía wore a couture Antonio Grimaldi outfit with a refreshingly experimental silhouette.

2019: Latin Grammy Awards
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A train was added to this Carolina Herrera polka dot mini dress to increase the drama for the red carpet.

2019: MTV Europe Music Awards
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Apparently, Rosalía had a polka dot phase in 2018, because she also wore the pattern in the form of a Balmain three-piece set to the MTV EMAs.

2019: MTV Video Music Awards
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While Rosalía usually likes to stand out in more daring designs, at the 2019 VMAs, she went for (comparatively) simple glam and wore an elegant Burberry gown with a high ponytail and dramatic earrings.

2019: The Lion King European Premiere
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Rosalía expertly showed us why she’s a master of unconventional shapes in this dramatic look by Christian Cowan at The Lion King premiere

2019: Billboard Latin Music Awards
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In an elegant blend of designers, Rosalía wore an elaborate lace top by Zimmermann and maroon Jonathan Simkhai overalls to the Billboard Latin Music Awards in 2019.

2018: Latin Grammy Awards
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Rosalía had her princess moment on the Latin Grammys red carpet in this cotton candy confection from YolanCris’ fall 2018 collection.

2018: MTV Europe Music Awards
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Rosalía kept it more casual at the 2018 EMAs, taking on the red carpet in a pink satin ruffled set by from María Escote spring 2019, and a pair of white sneakers.

2018: Icon Awards
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The singer looked especially chic in this all-white look with a pair of itty bitty sunglasses perched on her nose.

2017: Latin Grammy Awards
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Rosalía attended her first Latin Grammy Awards in a custom silver Maria Simun column dress with contrasting red stitching.

2017: The Latin Recording Academy’s Person of The Year Gala
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Opting for something more romantic in the form of a pink lace, long-sleeve gown, Rosalía attended her first event for the Latin Recording Academy.

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