The best and worst of Grammy fashion
Watching the Grammy Awards on Sunday night, one thing was clear: On the red carpet, just like on the award stage, there are winners and losers (and no, I’m not talking about Chris Brown. Please don’t get me started on his unfortunate reappearance on the music scene). So let’s check out some of the most talked about looks from the biggest night in music!
The category: Wacked out fashion Nicki Minaj vs Lady Gaga What is the red carpet world coming to when a pope escort is eye-rollingly predictable? Have we gotten to the point where shock value completely outweighs style? I’m not going to bother debating the sartorial merits of Minaj’s religious-muumuu (Sure, it was custom Versace, but Nicki, I miss your leopard print! I miss your sparkle! I even miss your crazy-lady leggings!) Instead, let’s collectively gasp at the fact that Lady Gaga looked downright demure with a fishnet-face accentuated with golden staff (custom Versace, as well). The way I see it she has two moves: show up at the next red carpet escorted by Jesus riding a Buddha or rebel in the other direction by rocking mom jeans, a Northern Reflections sweatshirt and Crocs. Now that’s subversive!
Winner: Donatella Versace, based on commission alone.
The category: Retro Fashion Jennifer Hudson vs Adele Can one televised event have too many bouncy bobs, fluttering lashes and banging curves? The obvious answer is clearly no. Both bombshells had career highs on the Grammy stage, and while their underwhelming black (and I’m saying it: slightly ill-fitting) frocks might not have hit the perfect note, their beauty looks were flawless. Adele’s fresh flaxen bob was a fresh surprise, and her scarlet red lips were totally covetable. Jennifer’s soft curls framed her heavy lashes, and added the perfect touch to the already dramatic night.
Winner: Unlike Sunday night, Adele loses this one by a hair.
The category: Blinged out Fashion
Taylor Swift vs Carrie Underwood These two sweet-as-peaches-and-cream ladies did exactly what they do best: look fresh, appealing and oh-so-shiny. Taylor, still beaming from her re-imagined look on the cover of Vogue, looked radiant in a shimmering Zuhair Murad gown. Also, the girl was
finally smiling! Carrie, similarly, was frosty in a white sequin Gomez-Gracia grown. As per usual though, something about Carrie’s overall look was a little pinched. An undeniably young and vibrant girl, her red carpet fashion always seem overly mature. (I think it’s the hair?)
Winner: Taylor takes it. But, she was probably just happy Kanye wasn’t at the show.
Who rocked your favourite Grammy red carpet look?