The Icelandic-Chinese musician had a night of a success at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles while looking bewitching in Chanel
Talented, ethereal, and with the ability to pull on our heart strings with a single chord, Laufey has star power to boot. Reinvigorating jazz for the TikTok generation, this 24-year-old Icelandic-Chinese wunderkind just attended her first Grammys – a thrilling night which saw the singer not only perform on the cello alongside Billy Joel, but receive her very first award for the best 'Traditional Pop Vocal Album'.
A self-proclaimed “orchestra nerd”, Laufey believes her foray into classical music and her cello prowess comes down to her parents – more specifically, her “classic Chinese mother,” as she has shared with Vogue Scandinavia. Starting to play the piano at four years old and cello at eight, Laufey was 13 when she started singing: influenced by the jazz classics she listened to growing up: Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole and Louis Armstrong. For Laufey, vocal jazz was the “middle ground between classical music and new music that felt very familiar.”
Regularly featured by Vogue Scandinavia, it comes with little surprise that Laufey took care to look her best at the Grammys. Dressed in a bubble-gum pink sleeveless polkadot set featuring a boatneck tie-back top and a low-waisted A-line skirt by Chanel (namely look 62 from the brand’s spring 2024 pre-collection), which she accessorised the look with a waist chain and little star earrings, which reportedly reminded the singer of her Grammy-winning album. “I just thought it was so youthful and fun, and it felt like something that really embodied my personality,” she told Vogue of choosing her outfit.
To complement her ultra-feminine look, Laufey opted for a monochromatic blush makeup look and loose waves pulled behind her ears – no doubt to show off the aforementioned star earrings.