Among all the many depressing headlines that centre around the impending US election, there is one piece of White House-focused news we are happy to see: Ariana Grande’s new politically-themed music video. In the clip for her latest single, ‘Positions’, Grande flits around a mock White House in a slew of impeccable designer outfits—giving a nod to Australia’s Dion Lee in the process.

In the video, Grande stars as a chic commander-in-chief—wearing Gucci to address the nation (the pillbox hat is a sure nod to Jackie O), Balmain in the Situation Room and Lanvin in the Oval Office. The Dion Lee look takes place in the kitchen, where Ari frolics around with flour while wearing the brand’s cult-status corset top.

The lace corset first burst onto the scene in 2019, and every celebrity from Kourtney Kardashian to Bella and Gigi Hadid fell for its charms. A new-season iteration of the style, featuring eyelet hooks down the front, is currently available from Dion Lee for $490 AUD.

Ariana clearly has as a soft spot for 35-year-old Lee, who is among Australia’s most loved designers and most successful overseas exports. She wore a cut-out blazer dress from his brand in the 2019 clip for her song ‘breathin’. Given that song racked up 171 million views on YouTube, and that ‘Positions’ has 11 million views in under 12 hours, it seems likely that, with Grande’s endorsement, Dion Lee will build an even bigger international audience. We love to see it.

WATCH THE ‘POSITIONS’ VIDEO HERE:

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