LOS ANGELES: The mega-stars of the music world rocked daring outfits in classic black and white on the Grammys red carpet Sunday, strutting their stuff in Los Angeles on the industry's biggest night.
Beyonce - who took home three Grammys - sashayed in a sheer black Proenza Schouler gown with a deep V neckline and long sleeves.
Madonna channelled her inner naughty toreador in a skimpy black-and-pink Givenchy mini-dress, thigh-high black boots and elbow-length gloves completed the look.
Pop princess Katy Perry, fresh off her well-received Super Bowl halftime show, rocked a sheer, white-silvery backless Zuhair Murad dress studded with crystals - and purple hair.
Nominee Taylor Swift set herself apart in a blue-green Elie Saab gown with a high-low hemline.
Australian rapper Azalea also added a pop of color to the proceedings, in a royal blue figure-hugging Armani gown, with her blonde hair braided in a crown around her head.
Rihanna was pretty in pink, but not everyone on social media thought so.
The Grammys have been the scene of some of fashion's classic red-carpet moments: Jennifer Lopez's plunging barely there green Versace gown in 2000 is still a fierce benchmark.
The men of music attending the ceremony at the Staples Center did not disappoint.
Several of music's top male stars went for shades of gray.
Pharrell Williams, with three awards on the night, busted out a pale gray Bermuda shorts suit from Adidas - but not the towering Vivienne Westwood Smokey the Bear hat that was the talk of last year's show.
John Legend opted for a gray Dolce & Gabbana suit with no tie. His wife, model Chrissy Teigen, was sultry in a white Gucci gown with strategic cut-outs snaking around the curves he sings about in his hit love song "All of Me" - nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.
Rocsi Diaz arrived on the red carpet for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
Reality TV star Kim Kardashian arrived on the red carpet to support husband, Kanye West at the Grammys.
Singer Lady Gaga, winner of Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for 'Cheek to Cheek,' poses in the press room.
Most mega-stars of the music world rocked daring outfits on the Grammys red carpet while others went with the traditional black and white.
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