Many of her critics took to social media to suggest she copied the style from rival Lil’ Kim, who famously donned a one-shoulder number with her breasts out, too, at the MTV Video Music Awards in 1999. Caroline de Maigret, who sat alongside her at the show, praised the risque ensemble today.
The French model pointed out that it was a look captured 110 years ago by Pablo Picasso in his painting “La femme à l’éventail.”
“Mood of the day: #Picasso, La femme à l’éventail, 1907,” de Maigret captioned a photo on Instagram that Minaj also shared on her page.
And to make sure her fashion-forward nip-slip style statement did not go unnoticed, Minaj made certain to pull her long tresses away when they cascaded around her bust while flanked by de Maigre to her left and Lou Doillon to her right.
Before Minaj let it all hang out for Haider Ackermann, she posted a photo of some new Fendi booties she’s breaking in, writing,“new fave boot alert.”
The entertainer has held court in sultry heels — and the outfits to match — at several presentations throughout Paris Fashion Week, including H&M, Balmain and Rick Owens.