At only 20, Billie Eilish has already established a reputation as a red carpet rule-breaker. Her wardrobe of daring, fashion-forward outfits remind us that she isn’t just another cookie-cutter popstar, and that it’s impossible to actually fit her style—or her music—into a box. From baggy get-ups to ballgowns, Eilish’s style evolution has seen her try it all, but always with an undercurrent of edginess, as expected of the Gen Z superstar. Below, see how the singer has incorporated some of fashion’s coolest names, including archival Raf Simons and if-you-know-you-know Japanese designers, to her most memorable ensembles.
1. 2022 Met Gala
Eilish took on the theme of Gilded Glamour at the 2022 Met Gala by channelling one of the most daring dressers of the late 19th century: Alva Vanderbilt. Staying true to the fashions of the Gilded Age, Eilish’s custom Gucci look featured a corset and a bustle skirt, while the singer herself posed as dramatically as Vanderbilt had during her famous costume ball of 1883. The corset was especially symbolic on Eilish, who just a year prior had made headlines with her British Vogue cover in which she wore lingerie—a radical transformation from a singer who was known to hide her figure through her oversized outfits. Here, Eilish looks as bold and brash as the corset-wearing models of Vivienne Westwood’s punk-inspired runway shows.