Few would be willing to spend nearly five hours in a makeup chair elaborately covered in Swarovski crystals, as rapper Doja Cat did ahead of Schiaparelli’s Spring/Summer 2023 couture show. Or to slather on gold body paint, sport gold nipple pasties, or don a pair of giant chicken-legged boots—all the boxes Doja ticked. Not since Lady Gaga and her egg Hussein Chalayan have we seen this level of experimentation on the red carpet.
Under the guidance of stylist Brett Alan Nelson, with whom she has worked since the BET Awards in 2019, the artist has earned a reputation for embracing the most daring and avant-garde looks. From spliced performance wear to nude dresses, contrasting prints to tailoring, Doja is all about experimentation. “The creative synergy we share is magical,” Nelson previously told British vogue. “She’s not afraid to take risks and I’m obsessed with that.”
Revisit some of her best — and craziest — looks to date.