Kid Cudi, a fashion trendsetter with a proclivity for wearing dresses, wore a lacy white wedding dress to the CFDA Fashion Awards on Wednesday.
The custom outfit, designed by West Coast fashion label ERL, featured an ankle-length ballgown skirt and gloved bodice crafted entirely of lace, in addition to a tuxedo jacket with ivory lapels, embellished white sneakers and lace socks. The ensemble was topped off with a veil, and Cudi walked the red carpet hand-in-hand with the label’s designer Eli Russell Linnetz — who was dressed in a groom’s tuxedo to complete the look. According to Vogue, Linnetz even lifted Cudi’s veil on the red carpet, per matrimonial tradition.
Linnetz was nominated by the CFDA for American Emerging Designer of the Year, which was awarded to Edvin Thompson for Theophilio.
Following the event, Cudi shared a picture of Kurt Cobain — a recurring style icon for him — wearing a white dress and pearls.
In April, Cudi wore a floral dress during his performance on Saturday Night Live, another nod to Cobain’s gender-bending style. At this year’s Met Gala, Cudi wore a clear vinyl Louis Vuitton skirt over jeans and at New York Fashion Week in September, donned a floor-length black skirt under a long sleeve Nirvana t-shirt.
In other news, listen to Cudi’s latest track with JAY-Z titled “Guns Go Bang.”
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