Stylist: Hodo Musa
Outfit: Balmain by Olivier Rousteing
Makeup Artist: Grace Pae
Hairstylist: Stacey Morris using Balmain Hair Couture
Manicurist: Temeka Jackson
Shoes: Balmain
Jewelry and Grillz: Alligator Jesus

Lil Nas X is one of the biggest talents of our generation. Not afraid to take risks and always one step ahead when it comes to fashion too. Let’s see what he concocted for this year’s Grammy Awards.

For the red carpet, Lil Nas X donned a baroque-inspired embroidered dress first debuted for the Balmain Fall-Winter 2012 collection which came out ten years ago. It was adapted into a jacket, pant, and platform ensemble for the star.

Look 4 – Balmain FW 2012

For a final crowning touch, the Balmain Atelier crafted a new butterfly centerpiece, reflecting the key symbol and central message of the Montero album. 

1st pic: courtesy of Balmain | 2nd and 3rd pics: courtesy of Aaron Idelson

If you didn’t know, butterflies have appeared previously in his work in subtle ways, symbolizing a major transformation for the performer.

In the course of different red carpet interviews, the “Industry Baby” singer revealed that he wanted to feel like a king and be like a king and Balmain was the appropriate choice. We shouldn’t also forget that its creative director Olivier Rousteing is a fervent advocate of the LGBTQ+ community and he’s also black.

Montero” Album Cover

Makeup artist Grace Pae accentuated Lil‘s eyes by placing a light blue eyeshadow on the inner corner of the eyes, using a hue matching the one of his Balmain ensemble while barber/hairstylist extraordinaire Stacey Morris used Balmain Hair Couture products to style his hair.

Finally, manicurist Temeka Jackson wrote a little breakdown of the products she used to create the entertainer’s mani, here it is:

His grillz and jewelry were Alligator Jesus creations.


Lil Nas X was nominated in the categories: Record of the Year for “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”, Album of the Year for “Montero“, Song of the Year for “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”, Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Industry Baby” feat. Jack Harlow and Best Music Video for “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)”. Sadly, he did not win any.

He also performed a medley of “Dead Right Now“, “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” and “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow.

From @balmain’s Instagram