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A Grammy for Joni Mitchell’s Beret

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Joni Mitchell is a music legend, but tonight some of us uninitiated plebs learned she is also something of a fashion god. Mitchell, who’s only made a handful of public appearance since she suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015, showed up to the Grammy Awards tonight in a red leather beret, blonde pigtails, a flowy flower-adorned suit, and a pleated white jacket. She looks, in a word, transcendent.

Mitchell, it turns out, is a long-time lover of hats, and her formidable taste in berets was on full display tonight. Her pristine jacket, which Vogue has identified as most likely Issey Miyake (she’s a known fan of the designer), makes me want to risk everything and wear all-white outfits for the rest of my life.

The Grammys honored Mitchell earlier this week via their affiliated charity MusiCares, which named her Person of the Year, and earlier tonight she won the Best Historical Album award for her 2022 retrospective, Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol 1: The Early Years (1963-1967). Luckily, we may be seeing more of her soon — Mitchell seems to be stepping out more lately amid a wave of recognition for her music. I’ll bet my hat (sorry) she has more berets waiting in the wings.

Give Joni Mitchell’s Beret a Grammy