Cardi B is up for two Grammys this year for her breakout hit, "Bodak Yellow," and her Cinderella rags-to-riches story lends itself perfectly to glamorous events like the Grammys where the "regular, degular, schmegular girl from the Bronx" can show off her newly elevated style. For this year's event, the rapper was dressed by Saudi Arabian-born, Beirut-based designer Mohammed Ashi, who said the designs Cardi's wearing this weekend took 150 hours to make.
First, there was her look for last night's Clive Davis pre-Grammy party and performance, a strapless, floor-length ivory tuxedo gown from Ashi's ready-to-wear Spring '18 collection:
The bob she wore was a major moment in itself:
The second look was custom made for Cardi. Ashi told InStyle, "The inspiration behind this dress was Cardi herself. Her hard-to-miss personality [in a good way] is the reason that the dress has this certain 'grandeur' that is also inevitably hard to miss."
The last dress, which transports Cardi to true princess form, is from Ashi's Fall '18 couture collection "The Girl On the Moon." The pleated ivory lace with butterfly sleeves and tail + Cardi B's rapid ascent to the heights of pop culture = the American Dream?