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Bebe Rexha turns to Bahraini designer for her Grammy Awards look

The singer previously revealed labels refused to dress her for the event as she was 'too big'

Bebe Rexha wore Bahraini label Monsoori to the Grammy Awards, after previously calling out designers for refusing to dress her. AP
Bebe Rexha wore Bahraini label Monsoori to the Grammy Awards, after previously calling out designers for refusing to dress her. AP

Just two weeks ago, Bebe Rexha claimed labels were turning down the chance to dress her for the 2019 Grammy Awards due to her size - however, one Middle Eastern label came to the rescue.

The I'm a Mess singer turned to Monsoori, the brand by Bahraini designer Shaima Al Mansoori, for her red carpet look on Sunday evening, sporting a voluminous red ruffled dress she described as "amazing".

"I wanted to go for a princess look, but not only that, I had Karl Lagerfeld, Jeremy Scott, Moschino, Christian Siriano and Michael Costello all send me stuff and that was really awesome," Rexha, 29, told Entertainment Tonight. "I really didn't expect that."

61st Grammy Awards - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 10, 2019 - Bebe Rexha. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Bebe Rexha at the 2019 Grammy Awards. Reuters

She also joked that the tulle gown allowed her to "have a burger and I can eat and you won't see it".

The hitmaker, who was nominated in two categories at this year's Grammy Awards, called out designers ahead of the ceremony refusing to cater for her UK size 10-12 figure.

“So I finally get nominated at the Grammys, and it’s like the coolest thing ever,” New York-born Rexha stated in a video uploaded to her Instagram account in January. “And a lot of times artists will go and talk to designers, and they’ll make them custom dresses to walk the red carpet, right So I had my team hit [up] a lot of designers, and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I’m too big. Literally, like, I’m too big."

Explaining her predicament to her 7.3 million followers, the singer revealed she would refuse to wear clothes by any designers who raised concerns about her size.

"If a [US] size 6/8 is too big, then I don’t know what to tell you," she continued. "Then I don’t want to wear your dresses because that’s crazy. You’re saying that all the women in the world that are a size 8 and up are not beautiful and they cannot wear your dresses.”

The star reiterated her outrage in her caption, adding: "If you don’t like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don’t say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size.”

Monsoori has previously dressed stars such as singers Kesha and Kelly Rowland, and actress Ashley Greene.

On the red carpet, Rexha also opened up about the outpouring of support she received after opening up about her wardrobe dilemma.

"It’s been amazing. I didn’t expect it," she told E!'s Ryan Seacrest. "I just did the video because I was really heartbroken. They said I was too big or fat and I love my body and I just want other girls to love their bodies.”

Updated: February 11, 2019 08:34 AM