Musician Zayn Malik made a rare appearance since his solo debut, on the red carpet of the Grammy Awards 2018, held at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. Always one surrounded by a big craze following his success with One Direction, he often made clear he did not like that aspect of fame that much.
In matters of style, he’s always been on top of the game, and this event proved no less: the entertainer wore a Richard James dusty pink Aqua Florida hopsack suit from the Spring 2018 Menswear collection paired with a selection of jewelry/accessories by Foundwell.
Malik‘s suit featured a white rose patch embroidered onto the lapel, to stand in solidarity with the Time’s Up anti-harassment initiative; on his feet, a pair of Ralph Lauren men’s Singleton Penny loafers.
Zayn was a guest at the event because of his nomination in the category Best Song Written For Visual Media for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (‘Fifty Shades Darker’)” which he wrote with Taylor Swift.
Time’s Up is a movement against sexual harassment, founded on January 1, 2018, by Hollywood celebrities in response to the Weinstein effect and #MeToo.
In November 2017, the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas wrote a letter of solidarity to the Hollywood women involved in exposing the sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein. The letter, published in Time, described experiences of assault and harassment among female farmworkers. The letter stated that it was written on behalf of the approximately 700,000 female farmworkers in the United States.
Partly in response, Time’s Up was announced in The New York Times on January 1, 2018. The announcement cited the letter of support from the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas and the desire to support women, men, people of color, and the LGBT community who have less access to media platforms and funds to speak up about harassment.
The singer—together with model Gigi Hadid—recently welcomed his first child, a daughter, in September 2020.