On music’s biggest night, the stars came out blazing at the 2019 Grammy awards. Some wore their best and others made us shake our heads in bewilderment. Lets take a look at some of the most notable looks of the evening.
Camila Cabello - While I might be over her hit song ‘Havana,’ this look is pure perfection. The glitzy frosted pink Armani gown fits her perfectly. I like the high neck and backless combination. Sexy but not overdone. Her hair and make up couldn’t be better. Standing ovation.
Cardi B - I’m as shocked as you are that Cardi B made the best dressed list. This daring archived Mugler (fall 1995) is high fashion but fits Cardi’s persona perfectly - head to toe. She looked like a cartoon character - but in a good way. And lets face it, besides a Kardashian, who else could pull this off. I loved it and it made me smile.
Kacey Musgrave - This soft billowy tulle Valentino was the perfect contrast to Kacey’s dark shiny hair. The pale dress moved beautifully on the red carpet and Kacey looks radiant in it.
Due Lipa - Wow. Wow. Wow. Due Lipa looks stunning in this silver strapless Versace. But who can get past her Bvlgari necklace with over 100 carats of diamonds and emeralds. Possibly the best look of the night!
Bebe Rexha - Bebe took to social media after being turned away by several designers who refused to dress her size 8 frame - claiming she was too big for couture. The fashion world quickly came to her rescue and some of the biggest names (Jeremy Scott, Christian Siriano and Karl Lagerfeld all personally offered to dress her) came to her rescue. However, Bebe chose middle eastern designer Monsoori to design this beautiful cherry dress with a dramatic abundance of ruffles. Her jewelry was by Chanel and David Morris jewellers. So beautiful.
Shawn Mendes - He may be young but he proved to be a leading man on the fashion front in this standout Paul Smith blue tuxedo. The tux fit perfectly and Shawn stood out from the crowd. He looked relax and cool but so hot.
Anna Kendrick - Anna looked like she brought the party in this adorable feathered and jewelled Ralph & Russo mini dress. Anna’s tiny frame pulled this pretty lil dress off so well. She kept the hair and make up simple. Her metallic silver heels finished the look perfectly.
Miley Cyrus - This could have gone either way. I don’t love the oversized jacket, but I do like how she wore the Mugler tuxedo. Going bare chested (which seems to be her signature look lately) and pairing with a flared and cropped pant really worked. The strappy sandal was the right way to add a feminine touch to the menswear look. I also loved Miley’s long hair.
Janelle Monae - Only Lady Gaga or Janelle could have pulled this Jean Paul Gauthier dress off. The angular dress could easily be a disaster but it looks great on Monae. I don’t love the hat BUT the angles and colours work with the lines of the dress. Her makeup is flawless (as usual). Also, Monae usually wears white and black on the red carpet - and I love the fact that she traded black for this deep wine colour.
Lady Gaga - Speaking of Gaga, I liked her dress but felt she played it a bit safe. Perhaps because she has so much on the line this awards season and she doesn’t want to rock the boat before the Oscars. However, she looked like a couture disco ball in this Celine gown - which for me, is fitting for Lady Gaga. Shoes by Jimmy Choo and jewelry by Tiffany.
Jennifer Lopez - She rarely ends up on my worst dressed list but…grrrrr. The Ralph & Russo dress was ok at best…but it didn’t fit properly and wrinkled the entire midsection and bunched at the back. The hat was bad. Real bad. You’re not Pharell and this ain’t Ascot. However, all is forgiven since your performance was incredible and your performance outfits were so much better than this. But can you please burn A-Rod’s dye-tie Tom Ford jacket please?
Maren Morris - Initially I was torn with this Galia Lahav dress as it photographed alright from a few angles. But the more I looked at it, the less I liked it. While the flower embellishment was likely inspired from Sex & the City, even Carrie Bradshaw wouldn’t approve of this. The train was too long, the day glow shoes are too much and the sheerness of the fabric take away from the look. The pattern screams more curtains than red carpet. Sorry Maren…I really wanted to love this.
Kylie Jenner - This Balmain number made me laugh. It’s not everyday we see a pepto-pink pleated pantsuit on a 21 year old fashion model. Oh and lets add matching gloves. The fabric seems to swallow her but thank goodness for the bedazzled belt. *shakes head* This look is much more ‘mom-ager’ than ‘model.’
Heidi Klum. Hey Heidi. Back on the worst dressed list again eh? My first impression was this Stephane Rolland dress was a Halloween costume as a feminine hygiene product with wings…and crystal embellishment. Seriously, enough of the wacky costumes. You’re on a supermodel. Any decent designer will dress you. For free. Let them help you. And while you’re at it, a quick come through the hair wouldn’t hurt. Kisses.
Katy Perry - Well well. You’ve been compared to a cupcake but I really think you look more like a knitted toilet roll cozy. This Balmain dress is just too much. While I think the bodice is cool, the ruffles and shape kill it. On the plus side, your hair and make up are gorgeous.
Charlie Puth - Puth looked putrid in Prada. I’m not sure who thought that a bright red shirt would save this look. It looks like he dug the entire look out of his grandfather’s basement.
Andra Day - While she may be incredible talented, she looked like a coquettish grape in this feathered mini-dress. And I don’t love the exposed matching stockings. But if I’m trying to find a nice thing to say, I don’t hate your Sophia Webster shoes? Yeah - that’s all I got.
There were also a few ‘costumes’ that were BAD but weren’t fashion. And I didn’t want to give them the attention that they were so thirsty for.