This awards season is filled with daring necklines, feminine shades of pink and intricate headpieces, and the stars who walked the red carpet at the 61st Grammy Awards took these trends to the next level. This is VALLEY’s list of the Grammys best dressed.
This year’s host, Alicia Keys, stunned on the red carpet in a bright red dress with a plunging neckline paired with Bulgari jewelry. “I want to be beautiful, but also feel totally calm, confident, powerful and empowered to be completely in my moment,” Keys told PEOPLE.
Technically not on the red carpet, but a surprise appearance from Michelle Obama can only mean one thing — another sparkling moment from the former FLOTUS (throwback to her knee high Balenciaga boots). She wore a floor length sparkling jumpsuit with a tie waist and delivered opening remarks alongside J Lo, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett Smith walked the red carpet solo on Sunday night in an incredible gown with a sequined bodice and feathered train. She made her look extra luxe with Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and Giuseppe Zanotti heels.
In another sparkling look, Gaga wore an asymmetrical silver Celine dress and Jimmy Choo pumps. She kept things simple with effortless wavy hair and glam eye makeup. Gaga topped her ensemble off with 100 carats of Tiffany diamonds.
Album of the Year winner Kasey Musgraves kept things light and airy in Valentino, in honor of her album Golden Hour. “I love this dress — it immediately struck me because it reminded me of the fan that was on my album cover,” she told PEOPLE on the red carpet.
Miley Cyrus looked chic and effortless in an oversized Mulger pantsuit. She paired this look with simple, natural makeup and hair. What wasn’t so simple? Her black ankle strap pumps with gold heels in the shape of her initials.
After recently making headlines for having brands decline to dress her, Bebe Rexha wore a plunging red ruffle Monsoori gown. “I want to have a Cinderella moment: I want it (the dress) to be so hard to walk in. I can’t believe that I am finally nominated for a Grammy, two Grammys! For me this is my Cinderella moment,” Rexha told Ryan Seacrest during “E! Live from The Red Carpet”.
Before giving an incredible performance of her song “Make Me Feel”, Monae nailed the structured dress in this textured Jean Paul Gaultier dress, complete with a plunging neckline and asymmetrical hemline. To make this look even more interesting, she wore an abstract headpiece covered in tiny gold safety pins. This unique look is the epitome of risk taking on the red carpet, and it was nothing short of incredible.
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