The Grammys 2022: Music’s Runway

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It feels like just yesterday it was awards season. Oh, wait … that’s because it was. This past Sunday was the 64th annual Grammys and while we couldn’t wait to see our favorite nominated artists pick up their golden record players, it was the red carpet and the outfits that were on it we looked forward to the most this year. From suits to slays, let’s unpack VALLEY’s Grammys 2022 best-dressed list together.

Monochrome for Days

Everyone knows that the best way to look put together, even when you aren’t trying, is to throw a monochrome fit. The difference between us and these stars, however, is that they take it to a whole new haute level.

Coming in hot is the EGOT contender herself, Billie Eilish in goth-inspired Rick Owens who would later change into something more her when she would later perform on the Grammys stage. But what really gave us the chills was her tribute to the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins as she belted out Happier Than Ever the same way she did in State College just this past February.

You know they say for every all-black outfit there are three bright ones. Well, not really, but we feel like it should be a rule at this point. Here Saweetie evened out the vibe on the carpet with a Marilyn Monroe-inspired Valentino moment.

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Couples That Dress Together, Stay Together

As cheesy as it sounds, it’s true. But don’t take our word for it — couples like Kravis and the Biebers among others make it seem like a match made in heaven with the way their aesthetics pair together perfectly on the red carpet. Here we see Hailey and Justin pull off a clean, similar yet contrasting vibe with Justin in Balenciaga and Hailey in Saint Laurent.

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Did you guys really think we would forget about Ben Platt? Seeing him grow up from his Pitch Perfect days on the most prestigious red carpets really does have us holding back tears — the riff-off could never. Here we see the Grammy performer in a velvet suit and his partner and fellow actor Noah Galvin a charcoal short-suit, coordinating in sophisticated yet casual looks that make us love the couple even more: It’s the friends-to-lovers trope of our dreams.

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Best-Dressed Boy Band

While we know goods things like your favorite boy band never last (thanks One Direction), we might’ve just found our newest obsession in BTS — the K-pop band of our dreams. One of the only boy bands still standing, it wasn’t just that moment between Olivia Rodrigo and Taehyung that sold us but it was their coordinated cool, earthy-toned Louis Vuitton that was undeniably dapper yet refreshing to see on the red carpet.

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Thanks, It’s Vintage

Dula Peep — uh, sorry, that came out of nowhere. Dua Lipa was arguably one of the best dressed at the awards show on Sunday night, with her fresh new locks and a classic nod to Donatella Versace in a bondage-inspired dress. Crowned the new face of the Italian brand, the Albanian-British singer can be seen wearing Versace on tour or even on the side of billboards after her recent modeling campaign with the brand. And with the blond hair to top it off, it’s the nod to Donatella that we would have anticipated.

Best Wardrobe Change

Doja Cat can kiss us more (seriously though). The first-time Grammy winner continued the Versace trend by starting out the night in an ice-queen look that made us want to bow down before her. That is, until, she switched to yet another sequin look in the most precious baby pink to accept her award with collaborator and fellow first-time Grammy winner SZA.

Honorable Mentions

But besides these iconic moments that we couldn’t help but highlight, here is a roundup of some stars that would be considered a crime not to include.

Tweet us @VALLEYmag with your rebuttal for any Grammy looks we might’ve missed. But let’s be honest, even if they aren’t here it’s safe to say that everyone showed up to the biggest night in music looking like a ten.

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