Lana Del Rey style: A chronological guide to the singer’s best fashion moments
Date May 8, 2013
What can you say about Lana Del Rey? Well, what can’t you say about Lana Del Rey. Since she burst onto Youtube with her questionably homemade video for “Video Games,” her beestung lips, larger-than-life bouffant hair and exaggerated almond nails have utterly transfixed. If you’ve ever visited this site, you’d know how much. (Case in point: this step-by-step tutorial)
In her videos, she’s channelled everyone from Marilyn Monroe to Nancy Sinatra. In performances, she’s a total badass. Her vintage aesthetic has been used to sell H&M, Mulberry, Jaguar and more loosely, the American dream. IRL, Lana Del Rey’s style is akin to a modern-day hipster. Her look is constantly transforming, and as such, deserves observing.
In celebration of our current cover girl, we set out to document our favourite Lana Del Rey style and fashion moments on and off screen. Beginning with her first awards show appearance in Prabal Gurung’s ubiquitous floral-print dress and later, in standout looks from Vivienne Westwood, Versace and more, we catch LDR at her very best. And since we know that the latest greatest look is always around the corner, we’ll be adding to this look book á la this never-ending ode to the Duchess of Cambridge.
Go on, click through. We dare you not to get lost in that bouffanted beauty of a girl.
Lana Del Rey Style
Lana Del Rey Video Games Video
June 2011: While the realness of Lana Del Rey’s first video will forever be contested, she is no doubt bewitching—complete with bouffant, bee-stung lips and coquettish glance.
Watch the video here.
Lana Del Rey Toronto December 2011
November 30, 2011: Lana Del Rey performs at Toronto’s Mod Club in jeans and a gold varsity jacket during her warmup tour.
Lana Del Rey Q Awards
October 24, 2011: Lana Del Rey attends the Q Awards at The Grosvenor House Hotel wearing a Prabal Gurung dress and white ankle booties.
Lana Del Rey Born to Die Video
December 14, 2011: Lana Del Rey goes for the excess in a giant flower crown, a long white column dress while sitting in a tiger-flanked throne in the video for “Born to Die.”
Watch the video here.
Lana Del Rey in New York February 2012
February 2, 2012: After departing the Late Show with David Letterman, Lana Del Rey steps out of a cab in a varsity bomber jacket over her LWD, a navy New York Yankees’ baseball cap, nude T-strapped heels, a small beige leather purse and a red YSL tote.
Lana Del Rey David Letterman February 2012
February 2, 2012: Arriving at the Late Show With David Letterman taping in New York City, Singer Lana Del Rey is seen in a simple white shift dress with patent blush-toned T-strap heels.
Lana Del Rey Mulberry Dinner February 2012
February 19, 2012: Lana Del Rey performs in a Mulberry black lace maxi dress at a private dinner following the Mulberry Fall 2012 show during London Fashion Week at The Savile Club.
Lana Del Rey London Fashion Week Mulberry Fall 2012
February 20, 2012: Lana Del Rey debuts Mulberry’s Del Rey purse at the brand’s Fall 2012 collection during London Fashion Week.
Lana Del Rey UCLA March 2012
March 15, 2012: Arriving at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability Presents An Evening of Environmental Excellence at a private residence in Los Angeles, California on a motorcycle, Lana Del Rey wears a chevron patterned fur jacket, a buttoned up printed blouse, dark washed jeans, and Chuck Taylor sneakers. She tops it off with a gold chain statement necklace.
Lana Del Rey at the Brit Awards 2012
February 21, 2012: Lana Del Ray attends the 2012 BRIT Awards at the O2 Arena on in London, England in one of Vivienne Westwood’s signatures, a red low-cut floor-length dress.
Lana Del Rey American Idol March 2012
March 22, 2012: Lana Del Rey performs during a pre-taping onstage at FOX’s American Idol Season 11 Top 10 To 9 Live Elimination Show in Hollywood, California in a white sleeveless cropped blouse, white flouncy skirt, and pair of Chuck Taylor sneakers.
Lana Del Rey London April 2012
April 12, 2012: Lana Del Rey greets fans outside her hotel in London in a white mesh crop top and a retro polka-dot maxi skirt.
Lana Del Rey Frieze Art Fair May 2012
May 4, 2012: Lana Del Rey guests performs at a dinner in honour of Frieze Project Artists hosted by Frieze Art Inc. and Mulberry at Crown in New York City. She wears an orange Mulberry Fall 2012 ensemble, consisting of a lace cropped blouse with leather trimmings and a matching lace pencil skirt with satin panels. She finishes the look with simple diamond jewels and white pumps as well as a black Mulberry Del Rey bag.
Lana Del Rey Met Gala 2012
May 7, 2012: Lana Del Ray arrives at the 2012 Met Ball with designer Joseph Altuzarra dressed in a dramatic black and silver hand-embroidered strapless gown paired with a custom black silk georgette cape custom-created by the designer himself.
Lana Del Rey Cannes Moonrise Kingdom Premiere
May 16, 2012: Lana Del Rey arrives for the screening of Moonrise Kingdom and the opening ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival looking glamorous in a black, strapless, floor-length Alberta Ferretti Fall 2012 gown and a simple black box clutch. Adding to this glamour, she accessorizes with an 18K white gold necklace set with a yellow pear-shaped diamond drop and a pair of diamond stud earrings all by Chopard.
Lana Del Rey at LoveBox 2012
June 17, 2012: Lana Del Rey poses backstage at the Lovebox Festival in London wearing an oversized camo print jacket over a pink and peach ensemble, consisting of a peach sleeveless blouse and a ‘50s styled nude pink skirt cinched with a leopard print belt. She finishes the look with a pair of white wedge sneakers.
Lana Del Rey The Isle of Wight Festival 2012
June 22, 2012: Lana Del Rey swaps her usual feminine skirts for a stud-embellished denim shorts and a purple fringed graphic T-shirt as she performs at the Big Top on day 2 of The Isle of Wight Festival at Seaclose Park. She dresses her voluminous hair do with a big black flower hair accessory.
Lana Del Rey Splendour in the Grass Festival 2012
July 28, 2012: Donning a wedding dress ensemble, Lana Del Rey performs in a white mini backless dress and a white floral veil at Day 2 of the 2012 Splendour In The Grass Festival in Byron Bay, Australia.
Lana Del Rey National Anthem Video
September 5, 2012: Lana Del Rey channels both Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy in her video for “National Anthem” alongside a latter day JFK played by A$AP Rocky.
Watch the video here.
Lana Del Rey GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012
September 4, 2012: Crowned GQ’s Woman of the Year, Lana Del Rey attends the 2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards at The Royal Opera House in London. Contrasting with her white satin Wayne Cooper gown, she dazzles the crowd with her newly coloured jet-black hair. She finishes her look with a pair of open-toed wedges and diamante clutch both by Ferragamo.
Lana Del Rey H&M Launch Party September 2012
September 19, 2012: Lana Del Rey performs at the H&M fall campaign launch party at the The Wooly in New York.
Lana Del Rey Ride Video
Oct 12, 2012: Despite some politically incorrect blunders (see: Native headdress), Lana Del Rey takes us on a rough riding cinematic journey through the American back roads in a Budweiser T-shirt, a fringed motorcycle jacket with newly darkened hair in her video for “Ride”.
Watch the video here.
Lana Del Rey Golden Globes 2012 After Party
January 13, 2013: Lana Del Rey attends the InStyle Warner Brothers after party for the 2013 Golden Globes in an oversized white suit by Houghton, a gold metal and Swarovski minaudiere from Ferragamo’s Red Carpet collection, and a pair of turquoise earrings for a pop of colour. Although it is not shown here, she’s wearing a pair of menswear-inspired velvet, embroidered loafers.
Lana Del Rey Milan Fashion Week Versace Fall 2013
February 22, 2013: Lana Del Rey channels Pretty Woman in a revealing Versace black-laced playsuit while attending the label’s fashion show during Milan Fashion Week Fall 2013. She completes her look with knee-length black leather boots with gold embellishments, as well as accessorizing with a black leather clutch and a gold statement ring both also by Versace.
Lana Del Rey Echo Awards 2013 Berlin
March 21, 2013: Lana Del Rey poses with her 2 awards at the Echo Awards in a white Grecian-style floor-length dress. Pinning her dark brown hair, she accessorizes with two bejewelled crocodile hair barrettes.
Lana Del Rey Performs in Milan May 2013
May 8, 2013: Lana Del Rey performs at Forum Assago in Milan, Italy wearing a draped orange dress, orange belt, and apparently a pair of cream lace French style undergarments.
Lana Del Rey Cannes Film Festival 2013
May 15, 2013: Lana Del Rey wears a black and white lace Lena Hoschek dress and Chopard jewels to The Great Gatsby premiere in Cannes.
Fashion Magazine Summer 2013 Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey wears Catherine Malandrino on the Summer 2014 cover of FASHION Magazine.
Lana Del Rey Lollapalooza 2013
August 2 2013: Lana Del Rey performs at Lollapalooza in Chicago wearing a red midi-length dress with bell sleeves and floral applique, which she paired with a thin daisy headband.
Lana Del Rey Tropico Premiere Los Angeles
December 4th, 2013: Lana was out in Hollywood for the premiere of her short film Tropico, with bf Barrie James O’Neill. Looking every bit the West Coast bo-ho retro-chic girl that she is, Lana donned a crushed velour dress, crocheted wrap and black combat boots.
Lana Del Rey Breakthrough Prize 2014
December 12th, 2013
Ms. Del Rey was at the Inaugural Breakthrough Prize Awards at the NASA Ames Research centre in an ethereal lace and satin cream gown by unknown designer. She kept things simple, accessorizing with a simple cross necklace and her signature long glossy red fingernails.
April 13, 2014: Lana Del Rey performs onstage during the first weekend of Coachella 2014 in an orange and pink floral dress.
April 20, 2014: Lana Del Rey performs during the second weekend of Coachella 2014 in a multi-coloured floral print dress.
Lana Del Rey amFar 2014
May 22, 2014: Lana Del Rey performs at the amFar 2014 gala during the Cannes Film Festival in a high-waisted yellow floral skirt and white tank.
Lana Del Rey Child of God Premiere
July 30, 2014: Lana Del Rey attends the premiere of James Franco’s Child of God at the tribeca Grand Hotel in New York.
Fashion Magazine September 2014 Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey wears a Blumarine cape on the September 2014 cover of FASHION Magazine
Lana Del Rey British Fashion Awards 2014
December 1, 2014: Lana Del Rey attends the British Fashion Awards in London, England.
February 23, 2016: Lana Del Rey attends the Elle Style Awards 2016 in London, England.
February 12, 2016: Lana Del Rey attends the 2016 Billboard Power 100 celebration.
February 24, 2016: Lana Del Rey attends the 2016 Brit Awards 2016.
February 28, 2016: Lana Del Rey attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar after party.