Billie Eilish displays on uproar over lingerie-clad British Vogue cowl: ‘Dress the way you need’

Billie Eilish opens up about her
Billie Eilish opens up about her “anything goes” approach to fashion. (Photo: Getty Images)

Billie Eilish is reflecting on how her look has modified all through the years of her fame, after debuting blonde hair in 2021 and what individuals assumed was a completely new fashion along with her internet-breaking British Vogue cowl.

The 19-year-old returned to Vanity Fair for the fifth 12 months of her annual video interview the place she solutions the identical questions 12 months after 12 months as she grows older and extra profitable. In her newest interview, she spoke about how she’s embracing totally different types of clothes and the way her June cowl seemingly solidified that.

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“I did that Vogue cover and it was a genre that we were doing the shoot for. It was an old kind of Hollywood lingerie kind of classic thing. And it was supposed to be a specific aesthetic for a photoshoot and then it was like ‘Billie Eilish’s new style’ and people kept being like ‘Wow, her new style it’s so much better than the old style.’ Or like, ‘Wow, I wish that we could have her old style back, I’m so sad that she’s just changed into this,’” she mentioned.

The shoot featured Eilish in varied corsets and items of lingerie made by designers like Gucci, Burberry and Mugler. Although it was a departure from what persons are used to seeing the younger girl sporting, she went on to say that it wasn’t meant to be a sign of a brand new period of clothes selections.

“It was so weird because I was like, it’s not a new style, it’s one thing I wore and then I’m gonna wear this another day and then I’m gonna do this,” she mentioned within the video. “Literally the thing that I’ve been preaching about since I first started is wear what you want. Dress how you want, act how you want, talk how you want, be how you want. That’s all I’ve ever said. It’s just being open to new things and not letting people ruin it for you.”

In the months for the reason that journal unfold got here out, Eilish has caught to her new “anything goes” approach to fashion as she’s worn her signature dishevelled clothes whereas additionally experimenting with extra female appears — notably, her Oscar de la Renta robe on the Met Gala crimson carpet. She’s additionally spoken up about how her extra mature style has alienated some followers who aren’t used to the singer exhibiting any pores and skin. “I lost 100,000 followers, just because of the boobs,” she informed Elle concerning the aftermath of the Vogue pictures. “People are scared of big boobs.”

Still, having individuals categorical disinterest or disapproval in a few of her selections has made Eilish really feel much less stress in relation to pleasing her followers. 

“I was more loved. I was pretty overall like loved, I would say, to be honest. And so I was like scared because I wanted to keep that love,” she informed Vanity Fair of her youthful self. “And now, tons of people hate me, so I’m not worried anymore. I’m like, OK well, if you like me, you like me. If you don’t, you don’t, so.”

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