Kacey Musgraves’ Custom Versace CMA Awards Suit Was a Western Tribute
Kacey Musgraves slipped into a stunning, classic black suit for the 2018 CMA Awards — her way of paying tribute to a time before her own. It was commissioned by one of the world's top fashion designers.
Musgraves' reveals that the ensemble was custom-made by Versace and was thoughtfully designed to represent her passion for traditional country music. The Album of the Year winner grew up an avid fan of vintage western style, and she teamed up with the legendary designer to honor the culture during the 52nd annual CMA Awards.
"That's only the most favorite thing I've ever worn probably," she raved of her one-of-a-kind outfit backstage. "It's really special to me for a lot of reasons, but mainly because it's paying homage to my childhood wearing western fashion, growing up and singing traditional country music."
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The two-piece suit features a sheer black top with rows of gold beads and a bolo-tie necklace as an accent piece, along with chic black pants and a matching jacket. Musgraves knew the CMAs would be a prime opportunity to debut the stellar piece that captures her unique artistry.
"It seemed just absolutely perfect that Donatella and Versace would want to collaborate and make something that special for me that is an ode to western fashion," she says. "It just means so much to me and I think that they nailed it. It's a nod to the past, but it's also got a foot in the future, and that's my favorite aesthetic."
Musgraves had a glowing night at the 2018 soiree, taking home the coveted Album award for Golden Hour. She was the only female nominee in the category, and it happened on the ten-year anniversary of the day she moved to Nashville.
"This is really crazy timing. It sounds like a lie, but 10 years ago I moved to Nashville. I'm so proud of it," she shared onstage during the momentous win. The award comes during a whirlwind year for the star, who scored her third consecutive No. 1 album with Golden Hour and has appeared on a slew of late-night shows, including SNL, as a result of the project.
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