Equal Jon Batiste prepare for 2022 Grammyshe is full of honor and humility.
“Many people have paved the way for me, both in music and in other fields. Honestly, it was a blur after the announcements. My phone kept ringing all week. On the other hand, my partner (Suleika Jaouad) was diagnosed with a serious illness so I could see it all with a great perspective,” said Batiste. Vanity Fair.
When Sunday Grammy Awards far from the first time the singer-songwriter has been nominated – he received a nod in 2018 for Saint James Infirmary Blues perform and again in 2020 for his albums Chronology of a Dream: Living in Vanguard Village and Meditation with Cory Wong – it’s going to be a banner evening for the artist, as he’s this year’s top contender with 11 nominations.
For what was sure to be an indelible evening, Batiste reached out to Dolce & Gabbana to dress him up on the red carpet and his performance. “At its best, your clothes are an expression of how you see yourself and how you want to be received. As a performer, it’s inevitable, so you might as well make it valuable,” explains Batiste.
The partnership became life after Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana saw Batiste wearing their iconic pink suit in the music video for “Freedom,” the record-nominated track of the year.
“When Jon tried it for the first time, he immediately wanted to move and dance and scream, which is always a great sign. It brought him to life and we immediately knew it wouldn’t be our last. This suit has helped define the fun, charismatic personality we carry throughout this ‘Freedom’ era, and it was right to partner with Dolce & Gabbana to bring our ‘Freedom’ characters to life. come alive in this historic moment,” explains Jemel McWilliams, Batiste’s creative director and choreographer.
As for Batiste, Dolce & Gabbana is excited to continue working with Dolce & Gabbana as their partnership has allowed him to “bring my story and my culture to what they do”. “It’s really been a great collection so far,” he said of the collaboration with the Italian haute couture house.