Joy Villa Wore a Pro-Life Dress to the 2018 Grammys

Joy Villa Wore a Pro-Life Dress to the 2018 Grammys

Singer Joy Villa made headlines last year when she arrived at the Grammys wearing a pro-Trump gown that read "Make America Great Again". Even before that, she'd been known as a red-carpet provocateur—in fact, there's an entire section of her Wikipedia page dedicated to her Grammys outfits. Villa decided to once again use fashion to make a political statement at the 2018 Grammys, walking the red carpet wearing a custom dress that reflects her pro-life stance.

According to a fact sheet she handed out to reporters on the 2018 Grammys red carpet, Villa purchased a Pronovias dress from The Bridal Garden, a Manhattan bridal boutique that gives back to "disadvantaged children in New York City," according to its website; the singer then hand-painted a baby in the womb onto the skirt. The illustration was adapted from a painting Villa made in 2007, when she was expecting a child that she would eventually give up for adoption. She also carried a white handbag that read "Choose Life," which Villa told Glamour on the red carpet was "her message" for the evening. (On her Instagram, Villa identifies that she's pro-life.)

Here's the full look:

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60th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals

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Though Villa has long used the red carpet to make a statement, it was last year's pro-Trump Grammys gown that appeared to have a real impact: According to The Hill, her record "I Make the Static" climbed Amazon's list of top 100 digital albums after the 2017 ceremony; it also went up the charts on iTunes, per Idolator. It also attracted plenty of criticism, as well as accusations of having done it as a publicity stunt.

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59th GRAMMY Awards


According to her Facebook page, she dropped a new EP on Sunday (Grammys day) in anticipation of a full album coming soon, with tracks available on iTunes and Amazon on Monday—so history seems to be repeating.

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Given the past few Grammys, who knows what she'll wear next year—but in the meantime, this look is certainly a conversation-starter.

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