If you were expecting to see Taylor Swift again swathed in tulle or decadent sequins at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, you should have been delightfully surprised. Taylor Swift gave us something entirely new on the red carpet in this sleek cutout number.
The revolutionary design of gold ribbons and sharp lines was out of the standard for the country star, but the piece was still pulled from her desired designer, J. Mendel. The dress came from his Fall 2012 collection and melds Space Age cleanness with Art Deco glitz (quite a different vibe from that dove gray gown of his she wore to the CMAs).
Taylor as well strayed from her signature style in the realm of hair and makeup. No retro red lips and no fancy updo, just soft barely curvy tresses and ultra-thick lashes.