Normani models bustier made out of artichokes in Allure

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Call it arti-couture.

“Motivation” singer Normani is on the cover of Allure’s September issue, and posed for her shoot in a series of edible fashions made from real fruits and vegetables.

In one shot, she’s covered in fresh artichoke leaves that form a living corset, accessorized with a necklace featuring a blinged-out half of the veg.

Designer Laurel DeWitt, who is known for fantastical creations made of metal and chain, crafted the custom piece with help of fantastical fashion stylist Nicola Formichetti.

DeWitt revealed on Instagram that she created the artichoke bodice — as well as a red cabbage top, a pepper bracelet and earrings and lemon earrings — on site at the photoshoot using fresh produce.

“It was such a cool design challenge and not easy,” the designer wrote.

Perhaps Normani’s grocery-store couture served to symbolize her continuing growth as a solo artist; with her debut album still on the way, the former Fifth Harmony member’s career is set to flourish.

“My purpose in this work that I do is for other people that feel like they have black women figured out. There’s so many layers to us, there’s so many textures, there’s so much that we’re capable of doing,” she told the glossy.

“Yes, I can throw ass. But I can also give you a proper eight-count, and I can do ballet, and I can do contemporary dance. If I want to sing this pop ballad, then you’re going to love it! While you see my black face!”

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