Cardi B wowed on the Grammy's red carpet on Sunday when she turned up in an archive Thierry Mugler piece but what's the story behind the iconic look?

Cardi B is one of the biggest breakout stars to hit the Grammy's red carpet. The rapper, who was nominated in a 7 categories and ended up walking away with Best Rap Album certainly had all eyes on her as she attended her second ever Grammy awards.

Since the beginning of her career, Cardi's style team have been delivering serious looks both on and off the red carpet so the pressure was definitely on for Cardi to pull something spectacular out of the bag.

I think it's fair to say her team, including stylist Kollin Carter, got a slam dunk with this archive Mugler look. They certainly didn’t disappoint. In fact, she was the star of the night both in music and style.

According to Vogue magazine:

Serving spectators on a bit of a history lesson, Cardi wore an archival look (Look 130, to be specific) from Mugler’s Fall 1996 Couture show, originally shown at the Cirque d’Hiver, an iconic venue in Paris, as part of the label’s then-20th anniversary party.

It was all extravagantly over-the-top and filled with exquisite showmanship; Mugler’s signature sculptural suits mixed in with theatrical coats and hats and gloves.

The Thierry Mugler outfit originally worn in the 1995 couture show

Cardi’s look? It was a blush satin sheath skirt, which started at the floor and fanned out at the waist, forming a sort of petal shape, as though Cardi was blossoming from it. And in a way, the statement piece served as a metaphor; the artist’s star is in full bloom right now.

She wore it just how it appeared on the runway, too: with a sequin bodysuit that had a nude overlay, acting almost like a second skin, and long pink satin gloves. Around her neck and waist and twisted around her bouffant bun were strands of pearls that accentuated the ensemble’s throwback vibe. A fashion throwback to win all throwbacks.