Glitz and glam was the highlight of tonight’s fashion for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Singers, rappers, actors, and more borrowed style tips from 1950s old Hollywood glamour as they decided what they should wear to the biggest night in music. I am one who believes the red carpet should remain classy at certain events —the Grammys is one of those events. Rick Ross wore jeans and what appeared to be a Coogi sweater. Russian pop singer Sasha Gradiva wore a soft pink dress with heavy artillery accents that paid homage to Terminator. And dressed in a Little Red Riding Hood costume, Nicki Minaj graced us with the presence of The Pope on her arm and a Medusa applique on the skirt of her dress. I could not take! I preferred the romantic silhouettes of Kelly Rowland’s halter dress. The feminine prints of Fergie’s breathtaking orange gown. The luxurious fabric of Swizz Beatz’ velvet blazer. All in all, I saw more hits than misses on the red carpet and for that I am eternally grateful. Choosing a favorite styling tonight is hard —labels from Armani to Versace were everywhere.
The top three contenders in the women’s category are Carrie Underwood in a stunning Gomez-Garcia gown, Fergie in an orange Jean Paul Gaultier lace dress with her black Victoria’s Secret bra and Spanx showing underneath, and Alicia Keys in a simple black Alexandre Vauthier dress, see through Christian Louboutin stilettos and a gold statement necklace.
My top three guys picks are J. Cole’s black on black ensemble with iridescent burgundy and red accents, Swizz Beatz’ purple velvet blazer and bow tie with a sickening fluer de lis brooch, and Wiz Khalifa (mainly for his tasseled Christian Louboutin loafers) in D&G and Versace.