It was a celebration of music, fashion, and much more
Grammy’s red carpet was full of surprises, some great, others not so much. But Ariana Grande’s princess Giambattista Valli dress will stay as one of the most memorable moments from Grammy Awards 2020. The greyish custom made dress and Louis Vuitton shoes that had a grip on the bottom, with elegant gloves, had all the elements of old Hollywood glamour.
Lizzo also opted for the golden era of movie stars, in a daring, seductive Versace gown, with Swarovski crystals. Challenging Marilyn Monore, Lizzo was the first artist to go on stage and pay her tributes to Kobe Bryant’s family. The NBA legend and his daughter died just hours before the Grammys, and it was a touching gesture to see the stars recognizing their untimely deaths. At the same time, there was no time for rehearsals, so the emotions were real and raw. And Lizzo’s wins were a celebration of female empowerment, body positivity, as well as recognizing the ones who inspire us.
Billie Eilish went home with the four biggest prizes at the Grammy Awards — Best new artist, Record of the Year, Album of the year, and Song of the year. Add best pop vocal album, for a total of five Grammys. The anti-fashion fashionista is the youngest solo performer ever to win album of the year. The 18-year-old is making statements with her music, but her fashion game is essential because it shows that young women don’t have to be half-naked to be recognized.
The host, Alicia Keys, in a simple, yet stunning silver Versace, was an example of poised and effortless chic. The dress and the host were a match made in stylish heaven, and it was a great tribute to ongoing 90s nostalgia, while not looking like Keys was stuck in the 90s.
Though these ladies brought their A-game, some weren’t so fortunate. The most prominent fashion disappointment was Gwen Stefani. The queen of cool wore a mini dress and boots, a look we saw a million times before, five or six years ago. She did better while on stage, changing from mini Dolce and Gabbana to a long, romantic, flowery gown. It was far from groundbreaking, but it was an improvement.
Another outfit we have a love-hate relationship was Victorian-inspired dress FKA Twigs wore. On the red carpet, the artist’s look was a bit over the top, even messy. Later, she stole the show, dancing to Usher’s tribute to Prince. Though it was controversial to see Twigs as merely a dancer, we are going to overlook it, since it’s not entirely clear what happened before stars took over the stage to pay their respects to the iconic Prince.
Overall, we did miss some big names in the music industry, which is the main reason the whole red carpet was underwhelming with a few marvelous expectations. We certainly hope to see more artists next year, more fashion risks and more superstars. And of course, we hope to see male artists stepping up their fashion game as well. The only one worth mentioning was John Legend, others were either too much or they looked like they didn’t even bother.