Erykah Badu -- singer, songwriter, actress, native Dallasite -- recently added a new title to her post-nominals: fashion stylist.
The Texas-born style icon sat front row Feb. 13 at the Pyer Moss show for New York Fashion Week, but her presence stretched far beyond the sidelines. Badu styled the show herself.
According to the New York Times, the R&B singer's collaboration with Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond began in peculiar fashion. Last year, Jean-Raymond lent Badu some clothes for press appearances, after which she "refused to return them." Badu informed Jean-Raymond that she intended to keep a pair of overalls, she later recalled to W magazine, to which the designer replied, "I'll let you keep them if you style my show."
Leave it to Badu, right?
Badu styled Pyer Moss' Fall 2016 presentation, and it was as politically-charged as it was fashion-centric, as is custom with the brand. Its last show was a tribute to the Black Lives Matter movement, featuring models with blood-splattered shoes and a short film depicting police brutality.
Depression was Badu's buzzy topic: Hats were adorned with pins that listed drugs associated with mental illness like Prozac and Zoloft.
The final model to walk the runway wielded a sign stating "My demons won today. I'm sorry." The quote is the final status shared on Facebook by a Black Lives Matter activist before his suicide earlier this month.
Badu has made it clear to multiple news outlets that she doesn't feel a strong connection to the fashion industry, but she made a case for the contrary with her dedication to her fashion week styling debut. Despite her fixedness to her own personal style, Badu delved into the rigidity of fashion week with full force.
Chances are, she got another pair of overalls out of it.