Olivia Rodrigo’s “Brutal” music video incorporates designers old and new, but all are in fitting with her signature Y2K style that Chloe and Chenelle Delgadillo have helped her fine-tune over the past year. Rodrigo tapped Petra Collins, who also directed “Good 4 U”, for the project, and Collins enlisted collaborator Ron Hartleben to curate outfits for the rest of the supporting cast. They happen to wear tutus by Capezio in scene one, where we see Rodrigo sporting Britney Spears’s exact Roberto Cavalli minidress from the 2003 American Music Awards.
As someone who values sustainability, it’s incredibly cool to see Rodrigo repurposing clothing, but even more rad that she sourced from such an iconic pop culture moment, since she’s clearly a fan of Britney and her famous wardrobe. The 2000s nostalgia continues through the rest of the costumes, with plaid miniskirts, a wire stretch choker, lace-up leather pants, red beret, bedazzled tanks, chunky combat boots, and the list goes on. Hartleben pulled from new brands to watch Saint Sintra and Marshall Columbia for the extras, confirming to Paper that angsty teen movies like Jawbreaker and Mean Girls made up the mood board.
At the end of the day, most of us will probably remember Olivia’s ode to Britney’s award season look as the main takeaway from this video, and we can only imagine what’s to follow when it comes to Olivia’s impressive fashion references. Scroll to backtrack the transformation of the Roberto Cavalli number and check out its original form on the runway, too!
Originally posted 2021-08-25 11:38:08.