Janelle Monáe Walks Red Carpet for First Time in Years Wearing Coat with Dramatic Yellow Fur Lapels

At the Ralph Lauren Fall 2022 Fashion Show, the night was characterized by all kinds of dazzling looks. However, there was one star truly stood out: Janelle Monáe.

The 36-year-old singer and Moonlight actress has been absent from red carpets for the past couple of years, but she ensured that her return was one to remember. Monáe showed up in a look that included a tuxedo shirt topped with a floral necktie and tucked into a pair of black trousers. She also rocked thick black heels and a matching rectangular clutch decorated with flowers. However, she added a dash of color to the black-and-white outfit with her dramatic coat, which featured giant, fuzzy yellow lapels.

Monáe's ensemble was courtesy of the host brand, Ralph Lauren, and she showed off the ’fit in a slideshow on Instagram, which she captioned with a series of yellow-colored emojis. She also wrote, “Bout 3 years since we hit a carpet. Thank you for all of IT @ralphlauren.”

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Monáe also credited her “glamily,” which included makeup artist Keita Moore and hairstylist Nikki Nelms. Her ensemble was put together by fashion stylist Alexandra Mandelkorn.

We have not seen the 36-year-old captured on a red carpet since the spring of 2020, and it looked like fellow celebs were just as excited for Monáe's return. Comedian Ziwe Fumudoh commented, “Chic,” while Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson left a series of fire emojis and a black heart in the comments. Meanwhile, Monáe's makeup artist, Keita Moore, wrote, “And you did not come to play!!!!!”

Monáe was one of the many women who donned tuxedo-inspired looks to the event, and a snap of her with Lily Collins and Rachel Brosnahan was shared to the official Ralph Lauren account. In the caption they said, “Embodying the elegant style of #RLFW22.”

Welcome back, Janelle. We'll be keeping an eye out to see if this look causes neon fur to become all the rage.

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