Whether making an entrance or giving a performance, the 65th GRAMMYs award show didn’t present a single fashion fail, only a few questionable glares. Be sure to read the night’s full highlight report here.
Fashion favorites like Valentino, Robert Cavalli, and Versace captivated Best Dressed lists. Both Anitta and Doja Cat were in-sync and powerful in their black Versace ensembles. While the “Envolver” singer represented Brazil at the awards in a ruffled, tiered, and peek-a-boo vintage piece from Atelier Versace’s Spring-Summer 2003 collection, Doja wowed in a one-shouldered black vinyl Versace dress with a train and matching gloves.
The normal red-carpet-casualty Taylor Swift looked heavenly and dipped in moonlight with her stoned midnight blue two-piece by Roberto Cavalli. The “Bejeweled” singer made this one night something to remember with her Lorraine Schwartz jewelry worth a reported $3 million.
There is always at least one person that persists past glamorous award shows’ unspoken rules to make the unconventional spectacular. That moment belonged to R&B singer Miguel, secure in head-to-toe Diesel distressed denim, topped with an equally distressed street-styled hood. It was very “Puss In Boots,” but as Tyra Banks would say: “… but make it fashion.”
Lastly, the Queen Of Me era sees Shania Twain doing a full rebranding in the wheelhouse of Harry Style. Well, the presently red-haired veteran singer takes her collaboration wish seriously, opting for a gigantic polka-dot hat to counter her matching Harris Reed pantsuit.
More GRAMMYs Fashion Moments
Starting this list with Cardi B is the only right thing to say. Since her 2019 GRAMMYs red carpet look, a vintage Thierry Mugler dress with a sculptural black velvet skirt that fanned out at the naval, like an oyster shell, to reveal a shimmering nude illusion, the word iconic followed her to every high-profile event.
2023 is no different, or maybe a different designer, at least. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper wore a blue theatric look from Indian designer Gaurav Gupta’s recent Haute Couture collection from Paris Fashion Week. The half-dress traveled upwards in interesting streams covering her midriff, breasts, and face in a dramatic yet beautifully conservative way.
“Unholy” duo Kim Petras and Sam Smith showed up in matching blood-red Valentino ensembles, reminiscent of Nicki Minaj’s controversial and only GRAMMY outing in 2011. Flanked by drag royalty Violet Chachki and Gottmik and a devilish entourage, this Hell royalty aesthetic was more so a blessing in disguise.
Beyoncé wore three custom for her three new GRAMMY wins as she arrived fashionably late to the award show. She rushed in from traffic wearing a unique mixed metallic Gucci gown. Then, somewhere during the break, the A-list singer switched into an all-black strapless dress, sculpted with a boned bodice and a skin-clad velvet floor-length skirt to celebrate Lizzo‘s Record of The Year win. Then, she gave “Alien Superstar” vibes on Instagram while posing alongside her trophies in a custom Balmain champagne-colored creation.
Questionable Fashion Moments
While Sunday night was majorly a success, some designers emphasized brand identity over client aesthetics, causing a few meh looks. For example, the modern yet innovative works of Bottega Veneta leather and denim couldn’t have washed Omar Apollo in a less lazy light. Even this red jewel-encrusted Area dress wasn’t enough to save Madonna’s daughter and IT girl, Lourdes Leon, from this cardinal fashion sin: never wear the exact shade of red as the red carpet.
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