Lana Del Rey breaks through in stunning Vivienne Westwood at 2012 Brit Awards
Internet sensation Lana Del Rey is a pretty controversial entertainer, and her scarlet Vivienne Westwood gown for the Brit Awards tonight is likely to be just as polarizing.
I am a big fan of the glamorous off-the-shoulder frock, but I can see how critics could say it doesn't really fit the 25-year-old singer as well as it could. The dip in the neckline combined with the off-the-shoulder silhouette and looser fit creates a bit of a droopy effect from some angles.
It all contributes to a flatteringly effortless feel, though, as if she just threw on a gown before running out the door. Del Rey wears less makeup here than we often see and went for a natural wavy style for her super-long locks.
She took home the International Breakthrough Artist award, topping off a year that has seen her album and single at the top of the U.K. charts. You could say she's had a much warmer reception in the U.K. than in her homeland in the U.S. where she was heavily criticized after a underwhelming performance on Saturday Night Live.