Bold fashion statements at Grammys 2019

Published: February 12, 2019
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Cardi B PHOTO: FILE

Cardi B PHOTO: FILE

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.

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Cardi B PHOTO: FILE

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.

Lady Gaga PHOTO: FILE

Lady Gaga PHOTO: FILE

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.”

Bebe Rexha PHOTO: FILE

Bebe Rexha PHOTO: FILE

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.

Joy Villa PHOTO: FILE

Joy Villa PHOTO: FILE

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!

Katy Perry PHOTO: FILE

Katy Perry PHOTO: FILE

 

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