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Miguel's Stylist on His Grammys Look: "It Was a Subtle Nod to Michael Jackson"

Miguel and Nazanin Mandi

Stylist Jasmine Benjamin explains his performance outfit — and how she created a his-and-hers look for the singer and his fiancée Nazanin Mandi.

R&B singer and Grammy nominee Miguel paid homage to Michael Jackson at Monday’s awards with a rendition of “She’s Out Of My Life,” and his longtime stylist Jasmine Benjamin made sure he had a sartorial match: “It was our subtle nod to Michael Jackson’s incredible costumes by Michael Bush,” she says of the embellished Costume National jacket that the singer wore for the performance. “Miguel and I have been big fans of the brand for a while, and he and designer Ennio Capasa are great friends.”

For the red carpet, Benjamin styled both the singer-songwriter and his fiancée, model Nazanin Mandi. “I wanted to do an elegant look for her, with an Alexandre Vauthier skirt, La Perla bra and Oscar de la Renta tassel earrings,” says the stylist.

Meanwhile, Miguel’s bold pinstripe suit came courtesy of Donatella Versace: “She reached out and wanted to dress him this year. We decided on a suit this time — past carpets, we’ve been more untraditional, with wild Saint Laurent leather pants. But with his swagger, he owns a moment like this.” Benjamin completed the look with a pair of sleek black leather boots by Giuseppe Zanotti. 


SURE THING: Miguel and fiancee Nazanin Mandi. (Photo: Getty Images)

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