Lil Nas X Hits the Red Carpet With a Puppy Purse and Platforms — So, Yes, Accessories Do Make the Look

At WSJ Magazine's Innovators of the Year Awards on Monday night, there were looks, and then there was Lil Nas X, who arrived in a tailored, black and white Thom Browne ensemble, leather puppy purse in tow. Selected by WSJ Magazine to honor is musical innovation as a November cover star, we'd be remiss not to acknowledge the superstar's many fashion contributions — and if we're talking specifically about last night, then we need to revisit that bag and those Rick Owens shoes.

As something of a fashion pioneer, Lil Nas X's looks always give us something to think about — and they don't have to come with gilded armor or a cape to inspire us. In this case, it's a lesson in less-is-more dressing, all with some heavy-hitting accessories. The crisp white button-down and black trousers, with a pleated black skirt and coat artfully layered over top all command attention with their subtlety, all about the fit and the proportions. Then, as if to say, "I'm also here to have fun", Lil Nas X threw on some clear-heeled Rick Owens platforms and a puppy-dog purse, which happens to be a perfect prop for photos — not to mention great way to show off a fresh manicure and a fistful of silver rings. Which, of course, he did. See the look in full here, because it deserves to be seen.