Music’s biggest stars came together last night for the 55th annual Grammy Awards and — of course– we have tons of red carpet fashion to discuss! Let’s get to it:
Top 5 Best-Dressed
Here are my picks for best dressed at this year’s Grammy Awards, in no particular order:
Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra Couture
We’re glad Kelly Rowland decided to ignore CBS’s Grammy “Wardrobe Advisory”, because she looked drop-dead gorgeous in this couture gown from Georges Chakra. The daring dress featured eye-catching, sheer cutouts, as well as a tulle mermaid skirt, which Kelly accessorized with on-trend emerald statement jewelry.
Taylor Swift in J. Mendel
Taylor Swift exuded elegance last night in a lovely white gown from J. Mendel. This Grecian-style frock would have been stunning on its own, but the metallic trim around the front and back really took it to the next level. Taylor complemented the ethereal look with a romantic braided updo and understated jewelry.
Carrie Underwood in Roberto Cavalli
Carrie Underwood shimmered yesterday in a black Cavalli gown that was anything but basic. Between the intricate beading, sparkly sequins and lacy detailing, this dress was the definition of opulent. Carrie also paired it with a showstopping 381 carat diamond necklace (valued at $31 million, FYI) and dark smokey eye.
Rihanna in Custom Azzedine Alaïa
Rihanna looked radiant on the red carpet last night in this one-of-a-kind, custom-made Alaïa gown. This vibrant red dress was semi-sheer, but not in a way that was vulgar or over-the-top. All in all, Rihanna’s look was the perfect mix of glam and sultry. She even matched her mani and lipstick to her crimson-colored gown!
Allison Williams in KaufmanFranco
Girls star Allison Williams tagged along with pal Katy Perry to last night’s ceremony, where she absolutely killed it in a column dress by KaufmanFranco. The strapless gown was embellished with actual black diamonds(!), so Allison opted to tone down the extravagance a bit with a low-key ‘do and a soft pink lip.
Other Notable Ensembles
Whether you liked ‘em or not, here are four more Grammy looks that have people talking:
Katy Perry in Gucci
Speaking of Ms. Katy Perry, the singer channeled her inner Priscilla Presley last night in a mint green Gucci gown. The keyhole cutout showed a substantial amount of cleavage, which some thought was over-the-top… but if anyone can pull it off, it’s Katy. We also love the detailing of the embellished neckline — so, so pretty!
Beyoncé in Osman Yousefzada
Instead of the typical gown, Beyoncé rocked a bold jumpsuit at this year’s Grammys. Her trendy black-and-white jumpsuit by designer Osman Yousefzada was a fashion-forward choice, and Bey kept the look modern with matching geometric cuffs and a sleek, center-parted ponytail.
Adele in Custom Valentino Couture
Adele tends to stick with black gowns for red carpet events, so it was refreshing to see her in this brightly-colored couture dress from Valentino. Her custom-made gown was adorned with embroidered flowers, which Adele matched with floral print pumps and bloom-shaped earrings. Fashion commentators had differing options on this dress, but we want to know what you think — do you like that Adele went out of her fashion comfort-zone, or do you prefer her LBDs?
Jennifer Lopez in Anthony Vaccarello
J. Lo showed some serious leg (and arm) in this asymmetrical black gown by designer Anthony Vaccarello. The one-shouldered dress had plenty of sex appeal, which Jennifer complemented with some killer ankle cuff sandals, luxe jewelry and trendy top knot.
Least Favorite Look
You know we can’t love everything we see on the red carpet. Here’s one look that just missed the mark for me last night.
Florence Welch in Custom Givenchy
When I first spotted Florence Welch in this custom Givenchy gown on the red carpet, I was torn between loving it and hating it — I loved the idea of sequin-covered spikes, but I didn’t like the gown’s reptilian vibe. While the emerald hue looks amazing against Florence’s red locks, I also wasn’t a fan of the matchy-matchy green sequined shoes and clutch. One thing’s for sure, though: this ensemble fits the Florence + The Machine singer’s unique sense of style to a “T”.
Now that you know what we think, let’s talk about your favorites. Did you watch the Grammys last night? What did you think of the red carpet fashion? Who wins your pick for best-dressed? Any looks you didn’t like? Be sure to leave a comment and let us know what you think!