It is rare to see the modest and always lovely, not to mention chic, Lana Del Rey in the company of anything but modest and equally as fashionable Kanye West. It is equally as rare to see the “Stronger” rapper share the spotlight with anyone, yet he gracefully gave up a corner of the cover shot for the Billboard Power 100 cover to Lana and happily allowed Universal CEO Lucian Grainge to perch behind them in order for the magazine to highlight the successes of the three.
Del Rey looked as radiant as ever and stayed true to her magnetic boho-vintage style for the shoot, as Daily Mail relays that “Lana went vintage in a chic black fur-trim gown that generously hugged her curves and fell off her shoulders. Her plump beige lip and jade green ring added a splash of colour to the photo shoot.”
Kanye and Lucian were coordinated in dark suits, however, Kanye perpetuated his reputation for standing out as he rolled up his sleeves of his blazer and threw on an edgy top surely as a means to maintain his GQ “most stylish man” status.
The suited musical powerhouses had Del Rey in stitches at times during the shoot and these candid moments were also captured, demonstrating that there is some humor behind the seemingly ceaseless deadpan stare of Kanye. Who knew?
Del Rey was not shy about gushing over Grainge, who happens to be the noteworthy exec that makes the creative and strategic decisions when it comes to her musical career as well as many other artists, including Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, and Ariana Grande. E! Online notes Lana’s words.
“Lucian has such an extensive knowledge of music history, yet his eye is always on the future. As artists, we’re lucky he’s at the helm.”
Grainge held steady at the no. 2 spot in last year’s issue and has rightly taken the top rung this time around.
Del Rey is set to make an appearance at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, though, unfortunately, she was not nominated. However, Greg Kurstin, producer of her track “Money Power Glory,” is up for Producer of the Year. Lana has arrived in LA and is planning to attend and support the hopeful Grammy recipient.
With Paul McCartney collaborations and a performance expected by the two involving Rihanna at the Grammy’s, not to mention his Adidas collaboration in talks to be unveiled at New York Fashion Week, Mr. West has got a few good things going on.
Billboard did well when they selected Del Rey, West, and Grainge for their Power 100 cover.
[Feature image via Hypertrak ]