Lala &ce Pairs a Hard Look With a Soft Sound

Lala & Ce

French-Ivorian artist and rapper Lala &ce, whose real name is Mélanie Crenshaw, is smooth as hell and hard at the same time. Her music is a conglomeration of trap, rap, and R&B, and the look is a mix of fly, high-fashion pieces—Lala &ce (pronounced “Lala ace”) came dressed to the nines to the Coperni show this September—meets streetwear. No matter the look, the Air Jordans always stay on.

Born in Bron, France, and now based in Lisbon, Portugal, the artist’s music has an overarching theme of sexuality, but not all of her work is rooted in queerness or race. “SunSystem,” for instance, which released this summer, is the perfect pick-me-up track, with its impeccable vibes and sultry beats built for the tough migration from warmer weather to a fateful winter.

All clothing and accessories Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2022
Makeup by Cyril Lane
Hair by Kevin Roux
Nails by Sally Derbali
Casting by Nicola Kast
Produced by Farago Projects
Photo assistant: Anja Graber