We saw Issa’s red-carpet outfit already (and if you want to learn more about it, by the way, the designer spoke to Vogue) but what we didn’t know then was how many times she’d change, or that she’d specifically tasked her stylist with putting her in the work of black designers. It’s a nifty way to use and share her platform; I just wish we had more shots of her inside the venue so we could see each of them, and I don’t have designer credits for all of them, either, which is another pity and a bit of a missed conclusion to a neat idea.
The green suit above is Sergio Hudson, and I think it’s delightful. I can’t tell the true color, because in other shots it looks more lime than seafoam, but it’s still a good fit on her and VERY visually striking — a chic choice for a night where she’s fashion’s emcee.
This has a similar filmy feel to the blue one she first wore, although it looks like it might need a major hoik. If you go to the fourth and fifth photos in this collection from her Instagram, you’ll see she also wore a sexy lace-up red outfit, which is not for the faint of heart. It looks more chic than the description sounds, but… I mean, it is also still basically a giant high-top sneaker.
But that one is quite sensational — simple and well-made with that glorious purple streak. I find myself wishing she’d thrown on something else and saved this for a major event, just so we could see more of it. And I still wish I knew who made it. I want to give credit where it’s due, Issa! LET ME LAVISH SOME LOVE. (Edit! It’s by Victor Glemaud — thanks to Samantha Powell for the credit!)