Lorde’s Red Grammys Dress Had A Not-So-Secret Feminist Message

You need to see this dress from the back

Lorde’s fire engine red Grammy’s dress is making headlines – but not for the reason you might think. Yes, the Valentino design is stunning – but it’s the extract from a feminist essay that Lorde has had sewn into the back that’s got everyone talking.

While her peers showed their support for the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements by wearing a single white rose with their Grammys outfits, Lorde took a different tact, stitching an extract from Jenny Holzer’s Inflammatory Essays into the back of her dress with red thread.

“My version of a white rose — THE APOCALYPSE WILL BLOSSOM — an excerpt from the greatest of all time, jenny holzer” Lorde captioned her Instagram post. Here it is in full:

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For anyone wondering whether such a move was really necessary, consider this: Lorde is the only woman nominated for Album of the Year at the Grammys – and she’s the only nominee not asked to perform at the awards.

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