A modern-day Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of the West, sang with Elton John on Sunday, Nov. 20, at his Farewell From Dodger Stadium show. Even though Halloween has long since passed, the outfit was suitable given that the Yellow Brick Road Event was titled after the John song “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Lipa’s appearance didn’t exactly resemble a costume, but it did have a gothic vibe that went well with the brick-paved red carpet.
Lipa dressed for the occasion in a black silk one-shoulder Balenciaga gown that covered her waist and fastened at her right hip. She put on matching opera-length gloves for her arms and changed into a pair of the French design house’s pointed-toe dagger boots. With the top studs designed like serpents and diamonds trickling down from their tails, the Serpenti high jewellery line by Bulgari features diamond and emerald drop earrings. She split her long, black hair in the middle and wore a matching pair of wrapped bangles. The emerald jewellery also appeared to be a nod to Elphaba, even though she wasn’t painted green.
Lipa is not the only person to exude a witchy mood this season; Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner also did so (the two wore identical outfits to get pizza before All Hallow’s Eve).
Lipa’s Balenciaga gown is noticeably more covered up than several of the singer’s most recent wardrobe selections, which also include a denim Diesel miniskirt and a vibrant crop top and pants pair by Jean Paul Gaultier.
John closed up his US leg of his tour by dressing in Gucci for the occasion. On July 8, 2023, he will give his last performance in the entire globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Of course, he went all out, sharing the stage with artists like Brandi Carlile, Kiki Dee, and, of course, Lipa to sing songs like “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” respectively (collaborating on the iconic “Cold Heart”).