Late last month, Bad Bunny appeared on The Tonight Show to promote his new sophomore record, YHLQMDLG, which just became the highest-charting, entirely Spanish language album of all time on the Billboard charts. But it was the Puerto Rican’s outfit that got the most attention. Bad Bunny sang “Ignorantes” in a pink blazer, a black skirt, and a T-shirt that read: Mataron a Alexa, no a un hombre con falda, which translates to “They killed Alexa, not a man in a skirt.” This was a reference to Alexa Negrón Luciano, a homeless transgender woman murdered last month in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.
Bad Bunny might have worn a skirt that week in a moment of solidarity, but for the photoshoot that he did around his new album, he wore yet another dress (this time without any deeper significations). He accompanied an Instagram post where he thanks his fans for believing in him and notes how YHLQMDLG has made music history with a series of photos of him in a taupe sweatshirt layered over a minimal white dress.
When Bad Bunny came by the Vogue offices just before the release of the new album last month, he cited this dress in particular as one of the favorite recent pieces. “I love that outfit, but I don’t have many dresses,” Bad Bunny said, hinting that he planned to wear more during his everyday life. What better way to celebrate a historic moment in music than throwing on a festive frock?