This caftan is… a lot.
Adele does not need to be treated like the only way to handle her curves is to hide them. I worry that this swallows her whole and bulks her up unfairly, and has the whiff of a designer who doesn’t know how to handle it when a woman who’s not a size 2 is a client. She has a waist. She has a chest. She has a body. Let her use it the way other people have. I don’t give props to Givenchy that often, but recall what Riccardo Tisci did for the Grammys, and then wonder if this Giambattista Valli was a punt.
Having said that, her head is fantastic, she looks great in red, and there IS something appealingly DRAMATIC about all this. If she were to start The Cult of Adele, and require us all to wear robes twice monthly while we listen to her sing her devotion to a higher power named Grout who believes that all humans are made of volcanic rock and also is the patron saint of vintage tile… well, I’d hear her out, is what I’m saying.
She changed for a performance, and it’s exceedingly sparkly: