The Best Fashion At The 2023 GRAMMYs

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.

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. Doja Cat
Credit: Doja Cat, official Instagram [in KNWLS (Styled by Brett Alan Nelson)]

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.

What was your favorite fashion moment from the 65th GRAMMY Awards? Let us know in the comments!

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