Cardi B Channeled an Iconic ’90s Linda Evangelista Look on ‘Jimmy Fallon’
If it feels like Cardi B has been everywhere lately, that's probably because yep, she's been everywhere lately promoting her new album, "Invasion of Privacy." She's been explaining the New Deal to GQ's Caity Weaver, announcing plans for her own clothing line with Fashion Nova and, perhaps most visibly, making the rounds at 30 Rock. First, the rapper performed on "SNL" and officially confirmed those pregnancy rumors while wearing a bump-displaying Christian Siriano gown.
On Monday, Cardi made another appearance on the NBC airwaves, this time on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," where she debuted the television performance of her song, "Money Bag." And while she did it in true, show-stealing Cardi B fashion, her look — which featured a close-cropped blonde wig, latex bustier and plenty of gold buckles, chains and hardware — also paid homage to fashion icons past.
As noted by the always clued-in Diet Prada on Instagram, Cardi B's "Fallon" ensemble was a clear nod to a similar Chanel look worn by none other than Linda Evangelista in a 1995 spread for Harper's Bazaar. Diet Prada also pointed out that the look features "a touch of Gianni as well."
Cardi B's iteration was the work of stylist Kollin Carter, who relied on latex pieces from a brand called Vex and custom-made accessories he commissioned from metal apparel and accessories designer Lauren DeWitt, who counts Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Li'l Kim, Lenny Kravitz and Khloé Kardashain amongst her clientele.
You can watch Cardi B's full performance here: