The 60th Annual Grammy Awards tonight in New York gave us a lot to discuss. Following the Golden Globe's fashion black-out, color was certainly in full force tonight. Let's take a look at who rocked and who should have rolled up and went back home.
Ashanti - I thought Ashanti looked like a stunning golden statue in this Yas Couture dress. Designed by Elie Madi and paired with Giuseppe Zanotti sandals, this outfit showcased Ashanti perfectly. Her hair and makeup were perfection. Now a lot of haters were tweeting about how the flashes from the photographers made the dress sheer, but if you got it, flaunt it. Best dressed female of the night.
Ne-Yo - Men's fashion often gets overlooked, however, the gentlemen certainly worked the red carpet this year. Ne-Yo's mustard yellow velvet smoking jacket demanded respect. He completed the look with a crisp white tuxedo shirt and a flat-brimmed hat. And of course, I love his suede Louboutins. His look was styled by Greyscale Goods - be sure to check them out. Best dressed man of the night.
Lady Gaga - Gaga stunned in a nude lace and sequined body suit with ballgown bottom. The skirt had a high front slit and a 10 foot train. This imaginative Armani Privé look could have been the best look of the night if it wasn't ruined by her boots. Her hair and makeup matched the drama of her dress perfectly.
Cyndi Lauper - Cyndi looked brilliant in this cherub-print Moschino suit. The fit was bang-on. It was glamorous and cool enough to work on the red carpet. And I even loved how Cyndi streaked her hair to match. Loved it.
Zayn Malik - Zayn proved he was the main attraction in this Richard James rose-colored suit. The suit was tailored perfectly. The simple white dress shirt was fine but I would have paired it with a white v-neck shirt. He finished the look with camo-patterned socks and black loafers.
Anna Kendrick - In a sea of gowns, Anna stole focus in her checkered Balmain suit. The double-breasted jacket with oversized gold buttons was a clear throwback to the 80s. Paired with a sexy lace bodice from La Perla and powder pink pumps, this look could have easily failed and looked laughable. However, Anna made this look her own. Well done.
Cardi B - Tonight was a huge night for Cardi B's career and she made the most of her moment on the red carpet. She looked angelic in this gown from Ashi Studios. The gauzy dress looked whimsical and light with a short front and long train. The jewelry and bling added to the look instead of distracting. And what better way to walk down the carpet than in Louboutins? Beyond all that, her makeup was fresh and she looked happy.
Rita Ora - Rita brought Hollywood glam to the streets of NYC in this Ralph & Russo Couture gown. While the dress's structure lent a futuristic feel, the black velvet trimmed in diamonds certainly made Rita look like a silent film star. Her gorgeous hair and dark red lip completed the look brilliantly.
Miley Cyrus - Miley doesn't always make it onto the upper half of this list but she looked elegant in this Jean Paul Gauthier velvet jumpsuit and matching capelet. It had just enough detail to be interesting while letting her hair and makeup steal the show. She looked pretty, happy and sweet. Conservative but badass.
Lana Del Rey - While LDR rarely impresses me with her fashion, I appreciate that she is now working with high-end fashion houses. However, even Gucci couldn't save her this time. This dress is ill-fitting and the color is too close to her skin tone. It totally washed her out - and there is no excuse for this since it was custom-made for her. I did enjoy the celestial headpiece though. Sorry Lana.
Kelly Clarkson - I love Kelly and always hope she looks like the superstar she is. But lately, she has made some bad choices. First the dress fit her well. But the style of the dress would be better suited for someone twice her age. Kelly is nominated for Best Pop Song and not the Lifetime Achievement Award. It looked like it has a shawl wrapped around her. While Kelly is loyal to Christian Siriano, she might need to shake things up because this dress did her no favors. Her hair was messy and the new color washed her out. The makeup was too soft and gave her no definition. Kelly, call me and I'll hook you up with a few outfits.
Hailee Steinfeld - So close but not quite enough. Hailee wore a white strapless column dress and holographic purple boots - both by Alexandre Vauthier. The dress was boring but ok. The knee-high boots were laughable. And then to mix us up more, she wore a green/blue eyeshadow. Disappointing as Hailee usually makes us remember her for the right reasons on the red carpet.
Nick Jonas - Sometimes when you're hot, you can wear anything and look good. However, it doesn't mean that anything is appropriate. Nick Jonas was clad in a John Varvatos tweed overcoat and t-shirt. Nick has great style but this was just calling-it-in. Lazy.
Pink - Sometimes bad dresses happen to good people. This look from Armani Privé failed to hit the high notes. It made Pink look like a muppet. Purple, pink and blue feathers - oh my. The belt failed to accentuate her tiny waist because it was swallowed up by plumage. The ruffled top looked poorly constructed. And then she only appeared to be wearing one large black hoop earring??? On the positive side, her hair and makeup looked beautiful.
Heidi Klum - Oops She Did It Again. Heidi came to yet another red carpet in just her bra and panties. But I have to give her the benefit of the doubt. It was held in NYC and it looks like she is still wearing a crinoline, so perhaps someone stole her dress, and this is what is left. If that wasn't bad enough, the earrings were monstrous. At the time of publishing, no designer was willing to take credit for this outfit. Worst look of the night.
Janelle Monae - I love Janelle and I love that she takes risks with fashion. I even loved this Dolce & Gabanna outfit...from the waist up. Janelle has a beautiful figure but the wide-legged trousers completely consume her bottom half. Even with all the embroidery and the ruffled shirt and the bling, I couldn't see past the excess fabric where her shoes should have been. Had the trousers been tapered in and cropped above the ankle, this would have been a WOW outfit. As always, her hair and makeup are among the best.