The 56th Grammy Awards were on last night in Los Angeles, California. Many of my favourite females did not attend, which I was pretty disappointed about, but there were other showstoppers who took their place, and that cheered me up alrighty! There was a great mix of gowns and dresses in a variety of the trending colours this awards season with great attention to hair details and plenty of sparkly embellishments. Read on to see who made Killer Fashion’s Best Dressed list for this year’s Grammys.
Taylor Swift dazzled in a fully crystal beaded chainmail column dress. Her bejeweled dress features an extra-crystallized neckline and shoulder sleeve trims, which Taylor says, “might be bulletproof!” Her champagne & silver Gucci gown also has a back thigh-high split, which showed off her Jimmy Choo ‘Mariah’ sandals, and was the perfect silhouette for the tall, slim singer who styled the look with a chic ponytail and silver metallic eye make up.
Ciara stunned in a gold & bronze gown by Emilio Pucci, which showed off her baby bump beautifully. The mommy-to-be was glowing in her full-length & fully embellished v-cut neckline dress that features little thread straps on the neckline. She kept her look dewy with her make up and opted for a chic pulled back ‘do.
Model and newlywed, Christine Teigen wore Johanna Johnson to the awards. Her wide v-cut strapless gold sequin gown features a train and mid split, which showed off the cream coloured inner lining and her Casadei ‘1800’ sandals. Messy waves & a side braid detail and dewy make up completed her gorgeous look.
Amber Rose looked gorgeous in a creamy gold number by Naeem Khan. Her plunging gown features geometric gold straps that created a sexy hourglass silhouette on the already curvy hot mama. Her sophisticated look was complimented by her bronze lippy and dewy make up.
An Air of Elegance
TayTay changed into an Alberta Ferretti gown for her heartfelt & powerful performance of ‘All Too Well’, (which you can watch here). This was much more ethereal than her red carpet look: a grey chiffon dress with layered ruffles, heavy embellishment that created a diamanté v-cut bodice & back and draped shoulder chains, all which complimented her flowy locks and nude pink lipstick. Beautiful!
Brooklyn Hayley also looked wondrous in her embellished mermaid gown, that featured all-over crystals and a tulle fishtail skirting. She had sideswept curly, dramatic eyes and nude pink lipstick to complete her gorgeous look.
Fellow country singer Kacey Musgraves stunned in an Armani Privé Fall 2013 nude-coloured tiered sheer dress with all-over sparkly Swarovski Crystals and bow detail, worn with Jimmy Choo ‘Lance’ sandals and silver jewellery. Her ethereal look was finished with a chic side bun, dewy make up and pink lipgloss. Kacey also won Best Country Album for “Same Trailer Different Park”!
Katy Perry wore a floaty sheer dress by Valentino Spring 2014, which featured musical notation all over the skirt, as well as sheer cut offs on the cuffs and shoulders, which she styled it with a shiny twisted & braided updo, as well as large gemstone rings and Christian Louboutin ‘Bollywood Boulevard’.
After her super sexy performance of ‘Drunk In Love’ with husband Jay Z, (which you can watch here), Beyoncé stunned in a white peekaboo fishnet floral appliqué gown by Michael Costello. Her dress looked fab on the hot mama, with its flashes of skin, open back and fishtail train, all which complimented her short wavy hair and dark red lipstick. She looked so damn good!
Anna Kendrick looked lovely wearing a silvery grey dress by Azzaro Fall 2013 RTW, which featured a plunging panel on the front with embellished details and a thigh high mid split on the crepe skirt which showed her silver sandals. The actress styled the look with a sideswept do, a silver cuff bracelet and winged eyeliner.
Striking in Black & White
Robin Thicke & Paula Patton looked hot on the red carpet. The actress wore a black & white zebra printed dress by Nicolas Jebran Spring 2013 Couture, which had lion motifs in the design, with an embellished trim & cuffs. She styled the look with a bouffant faux hawk updo and citrine green crystal drop earrings by David Yurman. Whereas her nominated husband, Robin Thicke, was wearing a blue velvet tuxedo by Giorgio Armani along with a stylish bow tie and signature sunglasses.
Sarah Hyland opted for monochrome in a tri-block black & white mini dress. Her EmilioPucciPre-Fall 2013 frock features a wide v-cut neckline with bow ties on the shoulders, and is made of velvet on the upper panel, white crepe silk on the main body and a black sequin block trim. The ‘Modern Family’ actress styled the look with black strappy shoes by Casadei, kohl-rimmed eyes and red lips, which tied the whole look together perfectly.
Ariana Grande looked sweet wearing a Dolce & Gabbana Chinese floral print dress with a pleated sweetheart neckline. The tulle underlay black & pink printed dress was styled with her signature half-down half-updo, cat eyeliner and matte pink lipstick.
Kelly Osbourne wore a black Badgley Mischka custom dress, which she revealed was inspired by her father’s band, Black Sabbath. The dress features embellished shoulder pads with hints of gold & purple and a cowl back detail that shows off Ozzy Osbourne’s cross necklace worn on the back, she accessorized the look with Loree Rodkin jewellery and styled her lilac hair in a sleek bob.
A Colourful Bunch
Bonnie McKee attended wearing Memeka by Gustavo Cadile. Her v-cut, deep blue mermaid gown featured a large pleated fishtail train, which really helped her orangey-red hair stand out. She teamed her gown with a reflective geometric clutch by Rauwolf. The gorgeous singer kept her make up clean with nude lipstick and a white bejeweled manicure.
Anna Faris stepped out on the Grammy red carpet for the first time wearing Fitriani. Her slight sweetheart neckline cut dress that featured trés cool pocket-like detailing on the waist, which also complimented the long train as well as Anna’s porcelain skin tone.
Pink wore Johanna Johnson, and revealed it was her first time it was wearing red. Her sweetheart strapless gown features contrasting panels all-over in different textures to create shine, with a front mid split. Her white blonde mohawk complimented the look really well.
Colbie Caillat was also in attendance wearing Ezra Santos. Her red high-neck gown features feathery & floral all-over appliqué with an asymmetrical sheer peekaboo panel across the front. Colbie teamed the look with an interesting braided updo, a gold & black clutch by ITA Collection and Claude Morady vintage diamonds from the 1930s.
Giuliana Rancic kicked off the awards in an orangey-red embroidered floral halter gown designed by Australian designer Alex Perry. Her dress features peekaboo sheer panels on the front with ivory-coloured lining and G’s gold & pavé earrings & ring were courtesy of H. Stern.
Rita Ora & Calvin Harris walked the red carpet as a couple, but Rita definitely stood out to her boyfriend. Her lime/gold textured dress by Lanvin, features a scoop neck cuts off just above the knee whose manicure was multicoloured which both clashed & complimented her ring-on-every-finger look by Lorraine Schwartz. Her mini dress was styled with metallic strappy sandals, smokey eye make up and a curly hairdo.
The Manly Men
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis looked so dapper on the red carpet. The duo wore a turquoise velvet suit and a houndstooth grey & black suit respectively, and both wore loafers by Christian Louboutin. The guys gave an absolutely beautiful performance of ‘Same Love’ with Mary Lambert, where Queen Latifah announced that 30 couples of man-and-woman, man-and-man and woman-and-woman were married live at the Grammys! You can watch this here. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis also won Best Rap Album for “The Heist”, Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance & Best Rap Song for ‘Thrift Shop’!
Daft Punk, who won big on the night and to whom I want to congratulate on their THREE Grammy wins, wore head-to-toe Saint Laurent. Their ode to their French roots was stylized with bow ties, matching Saint Laurent Jodhpur glistening grey & silver boots, and of course their robot helmets and gloves. Later for their epic performance, (which you can watch here), they switched it up for all-white Saint Laurent suits & helmets. Daft Punk won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance & Record of the Year for ‘Get Lucky’ and Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album & Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical all for “Random Access Memories”! They were the only act to win every category they were nominated in!
Bruno Mars and Jay Z, who always keep it classy, both won well-deserved Grammy awards too, and looked dapper doing so.
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