The Grammys red carpet was full of personality this year. After combing through many images of our favorite celebrities, I selected a few of my favorite designs and, of course, a few of my least favorite designs as well. I was really pleased with the effort the men put into this red carpet.
Let’s start with “Dula Peep” who looked absolutely stunning in this two-piece ensemble. I think she looks incredible! It perfectly encapsulates ’90s minimalism. However, I wish they would have done something similar with her makeup, which screams more ’80s to me. I’m extremely excited for the release of her upcoming album, “Future Nostalgia,” which from the sounds of the singles is going to be very ’70s and ’80s inspired.
J.I.D is an artist that I hadn’t heard of until now, but after this look, I’ll be sure to pay more attention. I think this outfit is layered in such intentional ways. It brings in elements of streetwear while maintaining the sophistication expected at the Grammys. This is a simple idea to spice up a bland male red carpet, and I hope to see more of this in the future.
I’ve always enjoyed it when more masculine pieces are feminized and vice versa. There are so many elements to this outfit that could have gone horribly wrong and yet Bebe Rexha makes them all work. The beaded design element added to her cleavage really pulls the whole design together and turns a simple wide pant and suit into something more interesting. I only wish they wouldn’t have carried the beaded design unto her neck.
I struggle to put into words how much of a serve this was. I’m looking at my computer and internally screaming “YASSSSSSSS.” Lil Nas X is a trailblazer for queer people of color and is unafraid to take fashion risks even at an event as important as this one. This is classic, bold, and Versace. It’s extravagant, it’s tastefully camp, it’s sexy, and the details are impeccable.
It was looking to be a big night for Ariana Grande, who was nominated for several awards that she unfortunately lost to Billie Eilish. However, she looked stunning in this beautiful gray tulle dress. I love how large it is for someone as tiny as her, and I feel that this is truly the most sophisticated she has ever looked on a red carpet. The only thing that I strongly dislike about this look is the silk gloves because they appear a little tacky to me.
Chrissy Teigen always looks stunning, and this award show was no exception. I love the color, I love the shoulders, and I love the neck plunge. I only wish that we were given a higher leg slit. John Legend is wearing a piece from my favorite fashion house, Alexander McQueen. I appreciate his willingness to take a risk, and I think that it looks great on him. I enjoy the asymmetrical design and twist on a men’s suit.
Shawn Mendes always wears the same look but changes the color and I eat it up every time. Whatever he wears is always a perfect fit, and in a sea of boring tired male looks, the bar is so low that every time I see Shawn Mendes in his signature twist on the male red carpet look he ends up on my best-dressed list. Will I learn my lesson? Find out by reading my next red carpet blog.
YouTubers for a long time have been trying to make the case that they too belong in the ranks of those in the established entertainment industry. Nothing is more the anthesis of that case than this horrendous outfit worn by YouTuber Nikita Dragun. I do not understand why she was even invited to this event. She doesn’t even make music! Where to begin with this? The open-toed rainbow platform heels and the tacky dustrag-looking fur scarf were an interesting choice. I can live with the dress, but all of it together is just a no.
Joy Villa attends these events every year and the only thing I know about her is that she wears Trump dresses. Despite the waves her dresses have made on social media, no one knows who she is, let alone that she makes music. The sad thing about this dress being in the”worst dressed” category is that this dress is actually one of her better choices. This looks like a nurse’s outfit that she sewed into a pro-acquittal dress. The handbag is equally distasteful. Everything about this dress is screaming for attention and is trying to make a point that she’s made so many times; no one cares. Nothing with the word Trump written on it has ever been more than tacky. Below are some of her previous choices:
I cannot believe Project Runway icon Heidi Klum showed up looking like she just got off of a cruise ship. Don’t get me wrong, Heidi looks good in anything you put her in, and this would be extravagant loungewear, but if I could picture her lying at home in it then it will never be a Grammys red carpet moment. It’s lazy, it’s uninspiring, and you know, really, what more can you say than that?
I find both of their outfits to be extremely offensive. You are at the GRAMMYS, not your eighth grade formal. Both of their outfits look extremely cheap and tacky, and the patterns are just not it. I hate the color coordination, I hate the separates they paired, and I hate it all.
I want to start off by saying that I love Billy Porter with all of my heart. He is extremely important to the queer community and me, but I just refuse to praise him for solely pushing gender boundaries. I love androgyny in fashion, but not when it’s campy in a bad way. The fit of this outfit is questionable, the fringe is so cheap that it looks like party streamers, and the track at the inner part of his hat is ugly. I appreciate Billy for at least pushing the envelope for men on the red carpet but this, for me, is trying to make tacky glamorous, and I know from his past fashion attempts that he is capable of so much more.
Lana Del Rey in Dillards is really all that needs to be said about this dress. Kudos to her for looking so elegant in something so drab, though.
These were my picks for the best and worst dressed of the 2020 Grammys. Let me know who should have made your list and if you disagreed with any of my choices. Have a good rest of your week, Threadies!
(All photos not labeled are sourced from Vogue and Getty Images)