Better brace yourself, Ryan Seacrest. You might get more than you bargained for when you ask singer Lorde what she’s wearing at Sunday night’s Grammys.
Over the past week, the 17 year-old singer — who is nominated for four awards — has been posting images her macabre style inspirations on Instagram, including a “siberian bear hunting outfit” and what appears to be a papier-mache sea monster costume. “Brainstorming for Grammys,” reads the caption accompanying a photo of a woman with “over-it zombie eyes.”
Unlike other ceremonies where the fashion is taken almost as seriously as the awards, the Grammys red carpet has seen plenty of odd outfits — Nicki Minaj’s slutty nun’s habit, Katy Perry’s fallen angel dress, Lady Gaga’s egg-shaped cocoon to name just a few. ”What else is a girl going to wear to the Grammys?” Annie Lennox said of the naughty Minnie Mouse ensemble she wore in 1995.
In an interview with Teen Vogue last fall, Lorde said that when it comes to style, she prefers thrift store finds to designer labels and marches to the beat of her own drum. “I like simple clothes,” she explained. “But sometimes I’ll go for a goth-witch vibe.”
See Lorde’s bizarre Grammys style inspirations after the jump.