Lady Antebellum and Arcade Fire were the big winners on last night’s Grammy Awards. The show kinda dragged in the middle, but started off great with that wicked Aretha Franklin tribute. Didn’t Jennifer Hudson and Florence Welch impress during their sets. Who knew Flo had so much soul? Not me. Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Norah Jones and Ce-Loo also impressed with their respective performances. Be sure to check out Tyrell’s rundown of the Grammy show and performances if you missed the show.
But enough about the show, let’s start dishing on what the musicians wore on the red carpet. Ever since Jennifer Lopez showed up in that infamous green Versace dress in 2000, celebs have been using the event to make a big fashion splash. The biggest trend on the red carpet this year was definitely metallics. Whether it was crystals, mirrors, sequins or other shiny fabrications, the brighter the better. So instead of picking my usual Top 10 best and 5 worst dressed, I decided to highlight all the glittery dresses that caught my eye along with three non-shiny outfits that impressed. Don’t worry, my picks for the worst fashion violations can be found after glitterati gowns. Check out my choices for both lists below.
Just how many mirrors had to die to make this outfit? LOL. It’s vintage J. Lo and I love it. The American Idol judge wore a long-sleeved Emilio Pucci mini with her favorite shoe designer, Christian Louboutin, of course.
Say hello to Jennifer Lopez Jr. The “Party in the USA” singer is definitely working out her best J. Lo impression. I have to admit, Miley looks great in this plunging sequined tiger print Roberto Cavalli gown. It’s GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT.
The future Mrs. Justin Bieber looks like a junior real-life Oscar statue. Some might think the dress is age inappropriate for the teen star, but not me. The shimmering J. Mendel gown looks fantastic on the teen star.
Low cut. Check. Shiny fabric. Check. The “How Do I Live” singer certainly is on point and on trend with this Reem Acra glittering gown. It’s the best I’ve seen Leann in a long time.
Has hell frozen over? Snooki almost looks *gasp* classy in this sparkly dress. It’s still short, but it’s the most polished I’ve ever seen her.
For Mrs. Seal, this is quite subdued. The 37-year-old stunner still has the bod that made her into an international supermodel. Like most of the ladies on the red carpet, Heidi chose Christian Louboutin shoes for her look. Julien Macdonald created the sequined low-cut gown.
Jada is super hot in this dove gray silver chain dress. It sorta reminds me of something Tina Turner would wear during her “Proud Mary” days. I’m also loving her fierce Diana Ross hair. Super sexy. It’s certainly obvious which parent Willow gets her unique sense of style from.
Don’t get it twisted. I still can’t stand this talentless skank, but I’m such a sucker for glitter, I had to include her here. The dress is by Kaufman Franco and pumps by Christian Louboutin. It’s definitely sexy, but for once, I wish Kim didn’t wear something that wasn’t too tight, too high, or too low cut. She loves showing her assets to the entire world. We get it… you have curves and a big ol booty.
Putting Jennifer Hudson as part of this glittery set, is a little bit of a stretch. I needed another shiny look to include, can you blame me? The Versace gown has sparkling details on its bodice which I think more than qualifies J. Hud. It’s not my favorite dress, but Jennifer looks so happy with her new figure, I didn’t have the heart to hate on this look.
Ok, here’s another one that’s reaching to be classified as a metallic dress. Keri looks like the “Pretty Girl” she sings about in this turquoise Basil Soda dress. Work it out, mama.
These three women all stood out on the red carpet without having to wear metallic outfits. Selma Blair shows all pregnant celebrities how to look stylish while having a bun in the oven. This two-tone Lanvin gown is maternity chic at its best.
Florence killed it (in a good way) during her tribute to Aretha Franklin and also on the red carpet. Her elegant Givenchy winged sleeved-gown was unique and beautiful. Perfectly suited for the event, without comprising her image.
Lea Michele once again proved she’s a pro when it comes to picking the right dress for red carpet events. This ruffled Emilio Pucci dress is sexy, demure and modern. I lurrrrrve it.
I’m sorry, but did I miss the memo where Ciara won a role on “Spartacus: Blood and Sand”? The R&B singer looks ready for battle in and out of the arena in this blue patterned Emilio Pucci dress. Those are some fierce gladiator-inspired heels. Fieeeeeeerce.
Poor Katy Perry. She’s about 3 months late with this angelic outfit that would’ve been best served during her appearance on Victoria’s Secret’s 2010 fashion show. I can’t believe Giorgio Armani custom-made this dress with a Swarovski crystal bodice. Like they say on Project Runway. Never comprise your vision when working with a client.
Oh, Jordin!!! This red Zang Toi is all kinds of wrong. It’s not flattering, modern nor pretty. I’m left feeling like there’s “No Air” and need to call out an “S.O.S”. I’ve never been a fan of this type of design. The train, to me, always looks so ad hoc.
She looks like she’s part of a heinous bridal party. When bridesmaid dresses attack. It’s too frilly and prom-my for my taste and looks like a fashion school project gone wrong. Poor Kelly, and poor Tadashi Shoji for designing this lavender
It pains me to place Rihanna here, but I’m just not a fan of this Jean Paul Gaultier mermaid gown. You can definitely see her “oh, na, na” if you look hard enough. The alternating ruffles and sheer panels are all kinds of wrong. I much preferred that wicked dress she wore during her “Love The Way You Lie” set.
Whether you love or hate her new song, which BTW has grown on me after her Grammy performance, you can’t deny Gaga has a unique look not definable by any conventional fashion rules. Gaga should never be placed on any best or worst dressed lists, and should be put in a category of her own. Personally, I loved her leathery Thierry Mugler-looking circa George Michael “Too Funky” outfit. It’s rah, rah, ah, ah, ah-mazing.