LOS ANGELES: Music’s biggest night took place over the weekend, and with it came some of the best, most innovative and straight-up outrageous looks of the year. With many of the evening’s honorees fresh off New York Fashion Week, we expected the 2019 Grammys red carpet to be bolder than ever before. And, it did not disappoint.
A bevy of artists in sparkling, eye-popping attire stepped down the music world’s main catwalk or, in Cardi B’s case – tip-toed. Was she Venus rising from the sea or a pearl inside an oyster? Ankle-binding black velvet encased the singer’s lower half. But at the hips arose a massive pink fabric fan, like a clam shell. To top it, off Cardi B accessorised with pink princess gloves and a pearl headdress, as she posed and pouted for the cameras.
Even Lady Gaga, not known for being demure when it comes to red carpet fashion statements, looked pale by comparison in her silver metallic dress.
Bebe Rexha sported a bright scarlet gown with layer upon layer of tulle and a train that looked dangerously trippable. Ahead of the show, the singer had taken to Instagram complaining about an unnamed designer who refused to dress her due to her not being “runway size.”
Singer Joy Villa, who wore a “Make America Great Again” dress to the awards two years ago – a reference to U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan – did not shy away from controversy this year, with a silver dress adorned with barbed wire and spokes: the Border Wall dress. When the singer turned for the crush of photographers, the words “Build the Wall”, were seen on the back.
Katy Perry’s Balmain gown at the Grammys definitely became the centre of attention. The outrageous pink, couture creation from the French luxury house, missed the mark on several levels. While the top of the strapless gown featured a structured, silver and pink top, the rest of it ballooned into a textured, Papier-mâché-like look. Needless to say, she looked every bit like cotton candy!
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