For a while, Nicki Minaj has had a comparatively reserved sense of style compared with some of her older, flashy tactics. But following a bit of industry drama recently, the female MC took to Paris Fashion Week in a series of gag inducing looks. The latest? A breast exposing top from Mugler at Haider Ackermann.
Though the sophisticated, yet still sexy British designer David Koma is currently reigning over the Mugler brand, Minaj went for the designs of his predecessor: Nicola Formichetti. You know him: His over-the-top, paparazzi-baiting styling was brought to international attention during his time working with Lady Gaga, an approach that morphed into a role heading up Mugler. In fact, the boob-baring look that Minaj ended up wearing in the front row at the Ackermann show this season came from the designer’s Fall 2011 collection, which was only one season after Gaga took to the Mugler runway to perform midshow. But while Formichetti tamed the design with a sculptural nude bra, Minaj went with a simple purple pasty by Agent Provocateur, shorts by Givenchy and shades by Veronique Leroy. The moment brought so many others to mind.