Mathangi Maya Arulpragasam’s — or as most call her, M.I.A. — heavily anticipated third full-length album “/\/\/\V/\” drops today. (The album is pronounced “Maya.”) And while she’s certainly known for her melting pot of sounds and vocal techniques, her fashion presence is difficult to ignore.
Sometimes it’s fun and playful like her Jean-Charles De Castelbajac shark dress — and sometimes seizure-inducing, like the neon tribal, flashing print madness in her “Boyz” music video. But when your music sounds like a bonfire blast of dubstep, bhangra, hip-hop, house, and punk, you can get away with outfits that are equally as eclectic.
At this point, M.I.A. could wear a burning jumpsuit and we would be more fascinated than dumbfounded. So, in celebration of her latest release, we’ve highlighted a few of M.I.A.’s craziest fashion moments.