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Erykah Badu, Thom Browne and Hector.

It’s been a few weeks since the 2021 Met Gala, and the attention around this iconic event has wound down until next year. However, there is something I definitely have not forgotten about. Erykah Badu is an American singer songwriter who has been performing since 1994. She has a style which takes influence from soul, hip hop and R&B music.

At the 2021 Met Gala she was dressed by Thom Browne, a New York based designer. He worked for Ralph Lauren for many years, but released his first womenswear collection in 2014.

The look he designed for Badu fitted perfectly in the Met’s 2021 Theme of “Creativity in America” theme. Badu wore a tailored black suit with a large down overcoat, with a college stripe theme subtly popping out throughout the outfit. However, the piece that stole the show was the Dachshund bag in pebbled leather which Badu proudly displayed on her arm throughout the evening. Browne is the proud owner of a Dachshund named Hector (who even has his own instagram account, @hectorbrowne !) which provided the inspiration for his collection of Hector themed designs, which included bags, purses and even slippers!

Even if dogs aren’t your thing, you’ve got to admit, this day to day companion is pretty cute and certainly less work than the real thing! We can see Hector making a lot more celebrity appearances in the future, Thom Browne really has honed his personal brand.


Shop Thom Brownes Hector Collection here.

October 10, 2021 — Isobel Rogers-Boulden

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