Music’s most important night is the awards season’s event with the most bold looks. Moving the Grammys to Sin City definitely amplified the edginess. The industry’s top names sat Sunday on the red carpet, showing lots and lots of skin.
The Grammy Awards have been home to some of the most famous fashion looks, including Jennifer Lopez’s striking Versace gown in green in 2000 and Cardi B’s vintage Thierry Mugler “Venus” gown in 2019.
Versace was back on Sunday and Donatella even appeared onstage at the MGM Grand. Naked dresses, which were popularized at the Oscars a week before, are still in full force. Funky black gowns have their place. The memo called for bold statements and lots of bright colors from the men.
These are the top looks of the Grammys red carpet.
Not basic Black
Olivia Rodrigo made her Grammys debut and it was unforgettable. The 19-year old won three awards, including Best New Artist. She opted for a 90s-inspired look with a figure-hugging black Vivienne Westwood dress with pink accents, a choker, and long gloves.
Billie Eilish was a Grammys favorite. She performed “Happier than Ever” but didn’t win any trophies. Billie wore a black suit jacket that she had deconstructed into a cape and square sunglasses to match her hair.
She opted for baggy pants, which are more comfortable to move around in, and wore a black t-shirt that resembled the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
Then there were the matching dresses: Dua lipa and Megan Thee Stallion presented an award. They were wearing the same black dress until Donatella Versace, the designer, stepped on stage. Bingo!
It’s almost all about the details
Doja Cat, singer-rapper who won her first Grammy for best pop duo/group performance on “Kiss Me More,” was a pioneer of the naked dress trend. Fashionistas loved her sheer Versace dress in seafoam green with a plunging neckline.
Actress Laverne cox opted for a gothic lingerie look in a black John Galliano gown with bright purple hair and smoky plum make-up.
Paris Hilton, the reality star and socialite, was dressed in eye-popping silver with strategically placed jewels and a flowing cape.
Megan Thee Stallion didn’t wear a see-through gown on the red carpet. However, her leopard print one-shoulder dress with high leg slit and leopard print piping certainly showed some skin.
It should be colorful
Saweetie was nominated for two awards and knows how to add a pop of color.
In a bold fuchsia Valentino outfit, she paid homage to Madonna’s “Material Girl”, a daring bikini, full ball gown skirt, and elbow-length gloves. She topped it off with a large diamond choker.
The MGM Grand was also a place where the men brought some color and style to their outfits.
Jon Batiste, the big winner of the night with five awards, was a whirling show on the catwalk. He changed outfits multiple times and brought the Dolce & Gabbana.
At the pre-gala ceremony, his shiny suit had yellow checks and he wore it to accept his awards. He also wore a shimmering blue suit for high-energy performances and a long, blinged-out cape.
Travis Barker, drummer for H.E.R., Lenny Kravitz and Travis Barker, who performed with H.E.R., arrived in bright pink coats over black trousers and vests.
Justin Bieber was one of the top nominees. He arrived in a fuchsia knit cap that almost matched Sawetie’s dress.
DJ Diplo and J Balvin, a Colombian singer, chose bright blue hair. The Kid Laroi, an Australian rapper, opted for flowing pink locks.