I'm so, so happy that Adele exists. This is not just because she has the voice of a luscious, dewy-skinned angel queen, nor that she's an absolutely hilarious late-night talk show guest — though both of those qualities certainly feed into my (at times, alarming) obsession. At this moment, I'm most fixated on her red carpet style, which has been out of this world since her latest aural masterpiece, "25," debuted in November. The 27-year-old wunderkind has worn marvelous pieces from Burberry, Chloé, Lanvin, Givenchy and Valentino, each one somehow better than the last.
At the 2016 Brit Awards in London on Wednesday evening, Adele arrived wearing a flowing, cleavage-heavy crimson dress, custom-made by Giambattista Valli, which served as a slight departure from the high-necked, all-black looks we've grown used to seeing on her. It was a knockout. But, sartorially, things got even better when she changed into a glittery, midi-length Valentino gown from the brand's pre-fall collection for her performance of "When We Were Young." Emblazoned with a soaring image of the Empire State Building, the garment was an unexpected choice for an awards show dedicated to homegrown British talents — but, hey, we're not complaining. It was jazzy and festive and colorful in the best, most flattering way, and it looked damn good with the four statuettes she'd picked up by the end of the night.
With the kind of year Adele's having, it's no surprise nearly every big-name design house wants to dress her, and I don't see that ending anytime soon.
You can watch her phenomenal performance of "When We Were Young" below, but I'd suggest stocking up on Kleenex first. It's a real doozy.