Ariana Grande might have given attending the Grammy Awards a miss, but there was no way she was going to lose out on the sartorial opportunity events such as these permit.
Last week, it was announced that she would no longer perform at the 2019 awards show in Los Angeles owing to creative differences that the singer explained felt were stifling her “creativity & self expression”, all centering around her desire to perform her record-breaking “7 Rings” track.
With such a change coming at the last minute, Ariana was left with a custom ballgown by Zac Posen to wear but no place to go. So, lounge at home in the dress she did.
And then Ariana turned the moment into a true fashion photo opportunity. “When @zacposen makes u a custom gown it doesn’t matter if you’re singing or not” she wrote about the series of images that sees her posing in piles of angelic baby blue silk.
While she might have been at home, the ceremony celebrated her work by awarding Ari her first ever Grammy for Best Pop Album.
It’s a shame that a gown as gargantuan as this has missed out on its red-carpet potential, but has instead become an icon of the JOMO moment. If FOMO was once a thing now it is all about the joy in missing out, dressing up and staying in in all your finery instead.
I think Ariana just defined luxury…