It’s time for music’s biggest night — the Grammy Awards! This is one of my favorite awards shows because not only is the fashion typically more playful than other shows, but the night is also an unpredictable mix of star-studded appearances and fresh music, so you never know what to expect. (I hear Beyonce will take the stage tonight for a special Selma tribute.) I’m excited!
Before we get into tonight’s festivities, let’s take a look back at the stars who’ve slayed the red carpet in the past. Here are my fave Grammys looks of all time:
10. Lady Gaga in Armani Prive
Always one to make a huge statement when hitting the red carpet (remember the meat dress?), Lady Gaga wore a celestial Armani Prive spiraled creation to the 2010 Grammy Awards. She rocked an ombre blonde wig and smokey eye to complement the look. I love that this ensemble stayed true to the wow factor we’d come to expect from Gaga, but more glamorous than outrageous. Gorg!
9. Taylor Swift in Kaufman Franco
Taylor Swift glowed on the red carpet at the 2010 Grammy Awards opting for a navy blue, off-the-shoulder beaded Kaufman Franco gown. This gown was the first step in really transforming her look from country singer to pop megastar and I was definitely feeling the new sophisticated chic style!
8. Britney Spears in Randolph Duke
I will never tire of an all white red carpet moment. So I loved when Britney Spears hit the red carpet in 2000 wearing a floor-length Randolph Duke gown. Simple jewels and an Oscar de la Renta fur stole added to the old Hollywood glam factor. How stunning?!
7. Rihanna in Azzedine Alaia
A modern day lady in red, Rihanna went for a bold look in a flowing Azzedine Alaia gown with a criss-cross neckline and sheer accents at the 2013 Grammy Awards. She popped it off with a matching red lip. It was a softer option for the singer who usually edges things up, but she pulled it off wonderfully. Perfection!
6. Solange Knowles in Ralph and Russo
Is there any look that Solange cannot pull off? Solange showed some skin in a crystal encrusted emerald green Ralph and Russo gown with a thigh-high slit. This gown looked beautiful on her frame and I especially loved how her coral heels and afro made a statement as well. Big hair don’t care, am I right?
5. Kelly Rowland in Georges Chakra
Kelly Rowland combined two of my favorite fashion trends: sheer and cutouts. With strategically placed cutouts, this black Georges Chakra dress fit her like a glove and the mermaid bottom added an extra oomph. Needless to say, I’m in love with this look!
4. Pink in Tom Ward Couture
Pink had the ultimate glam moment at the 2010 Grammy Awards in a scalloped Tom Ward Couture gown. The multi-toned effect kept it edgy while the bejeweled accents added a classic touch. Pink is one of the few stars who can keep it funky while still getting dolled up, and I’m here for it.
3. Beyonce in Elie Saab
This has to be one of my favorite Beyonce red carpet moments ever. She dazzled at the 2006 Grammy Awards wearing a strapless Elie Saab gown with diamond embroidery. She kept things subtle with a sleek ponytail and elegant red-toned dangling earrings. Nailed it!
2. Katy Perry in Gucci
Let me just say that when Katy Perry wore this mint green Gucci gown in 2013, I didn’t need to see anyone else. She was my best dressed…period! The pastel color against her skin tone paired with the dark black hair were a match made in red carpet heaven. Love!
1. Jennifer Lopez in Versace
You can’t mention the Grammys without mentioning THAT dress. Although more tame by today’s standards, when Jennifer Lopez sauntered in at the 2000 Grammy Awards wearing this plunging Versace gown, jaws dropped! Defying all types of gravity, this floral green number was well worth the fashion risk because JLo has been getting it right ever since.
What do you think about these looks? Who will be the best dressed of tonight’s show? Any moments you are looking forward to? Tell me in the comments!
Briea L. Curington