Arguably the most prestigious night for music, the 57th annual Grammy Awards were held this past Sunday in Los Angeles. The ceremony has a reputation of showcasing some of the most memorable looks in fashion history, so let’s take a look at some of my favourites from last Sunday night’s event.
Best Dressed | Taylor Swift
I have to admit I let out an audible gasp when I saw Taylor’s breathtaking Grammy look. My favourite girl wore my favourite designer, Elie Saab, in this knock-out teal blue gown. This hue of the blue works in wonderful contrast with the her fuchsia sandals, and I’m loving this take on the high-low skirt and the sleek shoulder cut-out details. Taylor styled this very simply with a her bob cut, natural make-up and some gorgeous matching earrings.
Squad Envy Award | Haim
Showcasing some serious girl-power styling the girls from Haim rocked up in some fantastic pieces by Chloe and Stella McCartney. Daniella led the charge in a beautiful ivory Stella McCartney suit. THIS is how you do androgynous dressing! It’s also one of the best cut suits I think I’ve ever seen on the red carpet. Baby Haim, Alana, on the other hand went for a black Chloe jumpsuit. The crop top detail is super chic and the added sparkle with her diamond choker just sets of the look perfectly. Este opted for all black netted dress, also by Chloe, with with feathered shoulder details, giving it a very modern day-boho feel. I really love how totally unique each gir’s style is and yet they all seemed tied together with similar beauty looks topped with that rare kind of indie cool.
Subtle Yet Sexy Award | Miley Cyrus
I almost missed Miley on the night, as she opted for a more subdued look for this event. She walked the red carpet in a black Alexandre Vautheir gown, with peek-a-boo cut outs across the hips, thighs and and back baring detail. The look definitely comes across as edgy without the need to be outlandish, and is so subtle-y sexy. A quiffed bob cut and simple jewelry completed this ensemble. She completely owns this look with her trademark confidence, love this side of Miley!
Best On-Stage Look Award | Gwen Stefani
Oh Gwen I adore you so. Gwen rocked the red carpet in a super edgy Versace jumpsuit, which she’s completely made her own with the styling, turning the original sleeker cut of the trousers into ‘harem’-esque pants. As much as I love this look I was blown away by her ravishing red Versace gown which she wore during her performance with Adam Levine. The thigh high split and bow detail on the hip are equal parts classic Hollywood throwback and rock chic. And she couldn’t go wrong by adding in her signature bold red lip too.
Baby You’re A Firework Award | Katy Perry
Fresh from storming the Superbowl only days before Katy shimmered onto red carpet in a haze of sequins. This Zuhair Murad midi-dress works wonderfully well on her figure and shows off her pretty silver sandals too. I also have to say I’m love this shade of lilac for Katy’s hair, the much softer look works nicely in contrast to the serious ice-queen vibes from her make-up choices.
Suited & Booted Award | Anna Kendrick
Like Daniella from Haim, Anna decided to deck herself out in an seriously slick suit with a plunge neck, this time by Band of Outsiders. Smokey eyes and tousled hair accompany what was a simple yet chic look. Can we also take note of the superb tailoring on this, the suit is cut to perfection on Anna’s petite frame.
The New Classic Award | Lady Gaga
Gaga seems to be shying away from the spotlight a little recently, but there’s no doubt her Brandon Maxwell gown caught my eye on the night. It’s a new take on a tried and tested classic Hollywood vibe, with its shimmering mermaid scales, more risque cut around the bust. Gaga also pumped up the glamour with her retro-inspired hair and smokey make-up too. I’m also equally loving her press room look with its all black feathers and glitter is just as fabulous.
Ying & Yang Award | Beyonce
Woman of the hour and the D.I.V.A. herself, Beyonce, opted for very subdued look for the red carpet on the night. Her Proenza Schouler gown is tried and tested cut for ‘Yonce but when you look this good who cares really? Also take a gander at the detail on the gown close up, there’s more to this look than it seems. I was definitely was more impressed by her on-stage look, an all white ensemble by Roberto Cavalli which was pretty heavenly.
Most Dramatic Entrance Award | Rihanna
Now THIS is why I write about awards shows like the Grammys. Rhianna pretty much blew the entire red carpet away with this dramatic, pink Giambatista Valli gown.To put it simply it’s tulle, tulle and more tulle – seriously look how swishy it is! It’s such a left-field look from the singer and will probably be the most divisive gown from the night. As a bit of a magpie for couture I’m in heaven with the sheer opulence of this dress. It would’ve been too ‘out there’ for events like the Oscars or Cannes Film Festival, and far too formal for the Brits, People’s Choice or VMAs, so it’s totally Grammy appropriate.
So what were your favourite looks from the night?
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