The 32-year-old artist, who’s known for her daring, over-the-top style and frequently puts her own spin on menswear and performance art, stepped out for a special screening of her latest release, Dirty Computer: An Emotion Pictureby Janelle Monae, at YouTube Space LA on Friday, where she epically showed off her animal instincts.
Departing from her preferred black-and-white looks, Monae rocked a half black, half pink zebra print suit that had just one sparkly silver zebra print lapel and embellished, draping sleeves. She complemented the daring jacket-and-pants combo with a half white, half cheetah print dress shirt, leopard print tie, long black-and-white earrings and a black conductor hat, as well as a number of colorful rings.
The “Make Me Feel” singer styled her hair into a loose bun outfitted with white spikes and finished off her look with a smoky eye, a pop of royal blue lower eyeliner, white-and-black marbled nails and a bright pink lip.
As amazing as this suit was, Monae hasn’t completely departed from her signature look as she promotes Dirty Computer.
On Monday, she went mod at a screening of her visual album at Lincoln Center in New York City.
And earlier that day, she slayed in a pinstripe blazer dress while visiting the SiriusXM Studios in the Big Apple, with her look being an extra-long take on the trend with a plunging neckline. Both outfits earlier this week were paired with the same black hat as she wore on Friday, as well as white mid-calf heeled booties.
Last year, Monae revealed the meaning behind her signature look to ET, saying, “I picked this out a long time ago. I knew this is what I wanted to look like for Essence.”
Go deeper into why the fashion choice is so important to her in the video below.