We have already managed to get to know many Russian fashion heroes of the younger generation, but today we propose to travel overseas and get to know the main young star of American show business at the moment – 18-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, who has already released several hits, meet Joe Biden and become a fashion muse.
Who: Olivia Rodrigo (@oliviarodrigo), 18
Why we know her: she conquered the charts with the song Drivers License, played in the Disney + series, was invited to a meeting with US President Joe Biden
What she wears: a lot of mini, bow-tie tops and a dress like Britney Spears
Olivia Rodrigo, 18, began her show business career as a child. After appearing in a commercial, she began to be invited to the series, then, like many young stars, she got on the Disney + channel, where she starred in the series High School Musical: The Musical.
In parallel with her acting career, Olivia tried herself as a singer, recording soundtracks, but the real breakthrough for her was the single Drivers License, which was released in January 2021 and immediately topped the charts. Rodrigo overnight became the most promising and popular young singer and idol of the generation of zoomers. In general, Olivia has successfully followed the path of Selena Gomez – from the star of children's shows to a successful singer.
Music critics immediately dubbed Olivia the pioneer of a new wave of songwriters inclined to strong emotional ballads – in general, the tiktok generation received their version of Taylor Swift (by the way, Olivia calls her idol) and Alanis Morissette, who were addicted to those who were older. Rodrigo works in the styles of indie rock and pop-rock, she writes songs and plays the piano and guitar.
Although Olivia was in sight from an early age, her style underwent a dramatic change when the world fame fell on the girl (and she acquired stylists and connections with fashion brands). Looking at photos from three years ago, you might not recognize Rodrigo in this girl, who combines a white T-shirt and a fluffy chiffon skirt or posing on the red carpet in a modest leather jacket.
The singer, of course, wears them now, but she stylizes them in a completely different way – in a casual street style from the 1990s, choosing a men's-style jacket one size larger.
Seeking inspiration from the past is a natural process in fashion. Now, when there are zero again at the peak of popularity, it was the buzzers with special passion and one of the first who began to actively copy the images of that era. Their interest is quite understandable, because they were just born in the 2000s, which means that the fashion of those years is absolutely new for them, and they are trying on all these colorful mini-dresses, platforms and butterfly tops for the first time. Olivia quite deliberately flirts with that era, copying the images of the stars.
For example, during a trip to London, the singer posed in a leather coat with fur trim – a similar style was worn by Kate Hudson in the early 2000s (not so long ago, Rihanna also repeated the image).
But the most sensational cosplay was, of course, the image of Rodrigo in the video for Brutal. In it, Olivia appeared in a Roberto Cavalli dress, in which Britney Spears herself appeared in public in 2003 – a bold hint that Rodrigo herself seriously claims the title of the main pop star and idol of youth, which Britney also won in due time.
Britney Spears in 2003
And this was not the only moment when Olivia turned to vintage things. The surge of interest in archival collections is one of the main features of the modern fashion world, which is shaped by buzzers. Firstly, this is a way to show your education in this area, secondly, it is, of course, just a rule of good form in the era of conscious fashion, well, and thirdly, when the fashion of a certain era returns, the appeal to originals looks much more elegant, and not copies.
In vintage outfits, Rodrigo has appeared in public more than once. It is worth remembering Versace dresses – in the fact that from the 2001 collection, the singer appeared at the VMA awards, well, she wore a mini-outfit from the 1999 collection to a private party, as well as a Todd Oldham top and trousers with a floral print, dated 1995. and, of course, a Chanel tweed suit from the 1995 collection, in which Olivia went to meet with US President Joe Biden. The singer was chosen as an influential representative of the younger generation in order to involve her in a program to raise awareness of coronavirus vaccination among different segments of the population.
Olivia Rodrigo in Versace
Olivia Rodrigo in Todd Oldham
Olivia Rodrigo in Chanel
Joe Biden and Olivia Rodrigo
On stage, and in personal everyday images, Olivia often relies on a mixture of rocker rebellion and sexuality – a technique that many singers have resorted to, whose influence on her work Rodrigo does not deny. These include the already mentioned Alanis Morissette, as well as Gwen Stefani, Fiona Apple, Sherrill Crow. Olivia combines ordinary trousers or jeans with spectacular tops and corsets, and complements mini-dresses with brutal shoes.
However, today the singer's style determines not only this – the young star has already attracted attention and luxury brands like Dior and Saint Laurent, who now collect Rodrigo on the red carpets of such large-scale events as the Brit Awards and Met Gala.
Olivia Rodrigo in Dior
Olivia Rodrigo in Saint Laurent
Olivia Rodrigo in Saint Laurent
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