Janelle Monáe Turns Heads in Bold Military-Inspired Looks for Coachella Set

Janelle Monáe brought down the house at Coachella weekend 1 last night in Indio, Calif. in a series of bold, military-inspired looks.

The 33-year-old’s first ensemble featured a Dead Lotus Couture black latex bodysuit with a white harness, which she wore underneath a red, white and black cropped jacket.

Janelle Monae , dead lotus couture, Ruslan Baginskiy, bodysuit, tights, hat, backup dancers, performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club, in Indio, Calif2019 Coachella Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 1, Indio, USA - 12 Apr 2019
Janelle Monáe performs alongside her backup dancers at Coachella.
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For footwear, Monáe selected Chanel boots, worn over semisheer black tights. Her look was completed by a custom-made Ruslan Baginskiy hat with red ribbon detailing and futuristic Nicholas Kirkwood glasses spelling out her name.

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Janelle Monáe on a throne during her Coachella set.
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A closer look at Monáe’s boots.
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Another powerful look, which the songstress wears in Grammys poster, featured a coat with a long train made from an African mudcloth fabric. Monáe punctuated the outfit with a black-and-white kufi hat. She kept on the same Chanel boots.

 

Janelle Monae, chanel, african mud cloth, kufi, performs at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club, in Indio, Calif2019 Coachella Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 1, Indio, USA - 12 Apr 2019
Janelle Monáe bringing down the house at Coachella.
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Other outfits included sparkly pants custom-made by Bebe Aguirre — which the singer donned for hit “Make Me Feel” — and “Pynk” merchandise created for her by Duran Lantik (bold “vagina” pants with a sweatshirt). The 8-time Grammy nominee made five outfit changes in all throughout the night.

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The singer in a custom Duran Lantik look including a hoodie and “vagina” pants.
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Apart from Monáe, performers at Coachella night 1 included Willow and Jaden Smith, Kacey Musgraves and headliner Donald Glover.

There’s still a full two days of performances on the docket, and fans can expect to see sets from Ariana Grande, Tame Impala, Kid Cudi, Billie Eilish and many more.

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