In one of the most surprising red carpet arrivals, Lorde's 2017 VMAs dress features the "Green Light" singer looking like an absolute fairytale princess on the Video Music Awards red carpet. Yes, not Taylor Swift, not Ariana Grande, but 20-year-old New Zealand import Lorde. Twitter's mouths are watering for more from the can't-be-pigeonholed kween, who will also hit the stage later for a performance and inevitable outfit change (who wants to perform in a petticoat?).
The classic look is a definite departure for the Artist of the Year nominee, who is lauded for her street-style sensibility, knack for nonconformity, and affinity for everything sheer. Consider the sexy, sleek number Lorde sported to last year's VMA after parties: a completely see-through color-blocked dress over a peekaboo black bra and briefs. In June of this year, Lorde debuted new song "Perfect Places" live at Governor's Ball Music Festival in black slacks and a delicate, lace blouse — again, fully transparent. Those looks are along the lines of what we've come to expect from the singer, who has ditched her dark separates in favor of something decidedly feminine. Lorde's lilac Monique Lhuillier VMA gown features a strapless, fitted bodice and a gorgeous cascade of ostrich feathers. Coupled with wash of lavender eyeshadow and a tousled half-up, half-down 'do, Lorde looks straight out of the Magic Kingdom.
The internet is rightfully dying.
While the feedback is overwhelmingly positive and full of praise, how's this for a plot twist: Lorde's old Hollywood glam look channels a pre-"Look What You Made Me Do" Taylor Swift. And while Taylor's new single has been criticized for borrowing from several artists, some Twitter users hear Lorde.
Does this mean Lorde is the new Taylor? Taylor, the new Lorde? Who can know for sure, but either way, the internet is here for Princess Lorde.