Azealia Banks performs onstage at Coachella
After performing at Karl Lagerfeld’s Net-a-Porter dinner in January, Kanye West’s Paris Fashion Week party AND having Nicola Formichetti debut her single ‘Bambi’ at the Thierry Mugler menswear runway show last Fashion Week, we think it’s safe to say that Azealia Banks is fashion’s new IT girl. Needless to say, when Grazia Daily chatted to Ms Banks on Topshop Unique's FROW during London Fashion Week in February, the rapper told us that she just wears whatever is clean. ‘I don’t have time to get properly fashioned-up!’
Alexander Wang - Spring Summer 2012
Now we hear that Azealia is set to attend next week's Met Ball on the arm of uber-cool Alexander Wang, we're left wondering what on earth she'll wear. "I can't wait for the MET ball! I'm going as Alexander Wang's date,' she excitedly tweeted this week. "He custom made my outfit and shoes ! !!!! It's soooo hot !" The designer's previous Met Ball dates have included the funky Zoe Kravitz as well as MIA so there'll be no frothy ballgowns for this young lady - oh no. In fact, we're picturing Azaelia in an edgy but low-key ensemble possibly made of lashings of black leather or will she turn to the quirkiness of a print-covered jumpsuit?
Even more excitingly, AB will be performing at the swanky shindig, as she revealed in another tweet (that was promptly deleted, naughty). "I've Been invited to Perform for PRADA next week in NYC! Gonna b so lush !! Let's see what new songs I debut there!#metball2012"
As you know, the 2012 Met Ball Costume Institute Gala is the Oscars of the East Coast and with newcomers like Isabel Lucas and Lana Del Rey already confirmed to attend, as well as a bound to be fierce performance from Azealia, this year's extravaganza is going to be a big'un...