NEW YORK (AP) — Victoria Monet walked Grammy red carpet Hugging the body of the bronzed Versace goddess on Sunday, her adorable 2-year-old and fellow nominee, Hazel, rocked out on the wild and wacky red carpet of music's big night, awards season, in matching colors. While Taylor Swift walked in classic white, Dua Lipa went for low-cut silver.
Swift, the last of the carpet, dressed in a custom Schiaparelli dress and worked the train in a strapless, draped corset look for the cameras. She accompanied the dress with a high side slit, along with long velvet black gloves and several necklaces.
Swift's fans, always on the Easter egg hunt, saw her reputation in her black-and-white look.
Monet's custom corset look is stunning, strapless and iconic Old Hollywood Amid a sea of bold color, glitter and sparkle at the Crypto.com Arena in rain-soaked Los Angeles. Hazel in Versace turned her head away from the cameras while blushing in her mother's arms.
“I feel expensive,” said Monet, who completed her look with a Bulgari snake necklace.
Lipa's look by Courrèges was a chunky outfit with long sleeves and subtle cutouts at the waist. Around her neck is a Tiffany & Co. There was a necklace of fish-like diamonds, orange sapphires and other gems. In total, there were 23 carats.
If Monette is a Grammy idol, then Miley Cyrus is a golden warrior, with a chain mesh look, her hair giving off a '70s vibe. This is John Galliano's typical Maison Margiela.
Bianca Betancourt, digital culture editor at Harper's Bazaar, called Cyrus' look “the kind of over-the-top camp we love and want from the Grammys.”
Meanwhile, newcomer Tyla “perfectly nailed her Grammys debut in a mint-green cutout gown from Versace that didn't detract from the playful, edgy look she usually wears,” Betancourt said.
Elle's digital director Claire Stern's favorite look of the night wasn't worn on the red carpet.
“It's Miley Cyrus celebrating her first Grammy win in a beaded Bob Mackie mini-dress with 'Flowers,'” he said.
Billie Eilish wore a Barbie jacket, a vintage piece reworked for her by Chrome Hearts. She is a Fresh from her success For her “Barbie” song “What Did I Make?” During the non-televised Grammy premiere ceremony ahead of the big show.
Bright yellows, pinks and on-trend reds were on display, although classic black was the choice of many. The girls, by Boygenius, Julianne Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dagus, wore white Thom Browne fitted suits, their trousers and jackets cropped, with pink carnations on their lapels. Menswear for women is a minor trend on the carpet.
“Most of the best menswear we saw on the carpet was worn by women. Brandy Carlyle in a killer yellow ensemble with a crisp white Thom Browne dress, a silky pink blouse, and Billie Eilish polishes off her Chrome Hearts look with a shirt and tie,” said Yang-Yi Ko, Style Editor of GQ.
Janelle Monáe, always a fashion standout, wore a Giorgio Armani Privé liquid sequin gown with a plunging neckline and a large rosette at the waist.
“I feel classic, timeless, futuristic,” Monae told E! Place said. “I stand in black pride, in joy.”
Some definitely went wild on the carpet, but the Grammys had more traditional looks than usual.
“The Grammys seem to be in transition, at least fashion-wise. The red carpet, which used to be the loudest of the year, has been noticeably toned down this year. On the one hand, that's wonderful. It allows quieter looks to shine. On the other hand, it's the Grammys. After all, a little bombast is always fun,” said Jonathan Evans, Esquire's style director.
Self-expression is the name of the Grammy fashion game. Slipknot's Sid Wilson decided to do it in a gas mask-looking leather helmet for his red carpet debut with purple-haired Kelly Osbourne. Maria Mendes also went for the head gear, with gold in her eyes to complement the champagne-colored gown.
Singer Dan Richard's red dress was a tree with branches high above her head. Khosrov looks back at Botticelli's “Primavera” painting. Larkin Bow's Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell went for matching dresses in circus stripes.
Rufus Wainwright had some memorable men's jewelry around his neck and reggae artist Collin Butts' lapel. Wainwright wore a gold necklace. Buddz went for a group of jeweled brooches. Josh Groban opted for a single brooch. Among the many necklaces she wore with the Versace logo tux were a couple of crosses with a baby face. All trends were correct.
Betancourt was her favorite among men.
“Peso Pluma, Jon Batiste and Lenny Kravitz adopted their signature looks — avant garde suiting courtesy of Louis Vuitton, Versace and Rick Owens, respectively,” he said.
Bautista wore a Versace kilt with pants underneath and a high-collared jacket.
Baby blue with classic red has appeared on a few: among them Coco Jones (in Celia Gritariotti) and Aira Starr. The star had a ball on the carpet in her two-piece midriff look. Kylie Minogue stuck to a red, corset look with a train. Her look was typical Dolce & Gabbana.
Olivia Rodrigo gets a vintage Versace look worn by Linda Evangelista in 1995. It was a timeless white studded with crystals.
Lainey Wilson represented the country in a custom Balmain black bell-bottom look. Her signatures include bell bottoms. This time, he wanted to honor Johnny Cash, who is black.
An edgy newcomer, Coy Lere stood out in Saint Laurent's archival strapless one-piece look. She carried a neon green feather jacket and was clearly excited about the company she kept for the night.
Ice Spice won some fashion fans with a custom baby frock look of denim and fur. That vibe, said music writer Matthew Ruiz, was “a real “Bronx mommy'' in L.A. Betancourt was also on board.
“Ice Spice brings her tried-and-true New York sense of style to LA, making it a fun and unexpected addition to the carpet.”
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