A mix of traditional and audacious on the Grammy red carpet
The mega-stars of the music world rocked daring outfits in classic black and white on the Grammys red carpet Sunday, strutting their stuff in Los Angeles on the industry’s biggest night.
Beyonce, who has won three Grammys so far, with several key awards yet to come — sashayed in a sheer black Proenza Schouler gown with a deep V neckline and long sleeves. Queen Bey wasn’t the only star to show some major cleavage.
Madonna channelled her inner naughty toreador in a skimpy black-and-pink Givenchy mini-dress, her breasts pushed up to a dangerous level. Thigh-high black boots and elbow-length gloves completed the look.
Rapper Nicki Minaj left nothing to the imagination in a black Tom Ford gown that was cut down to her bellybutton in a wide V and hugged her hips.
Katy Perry’s tousled lavender hair popped against her silver backless sheer dress. It fell below the knee and had long sleeves and swingy crystal fringe – fresh from the Paris runway of Zuhair Murad. She wore a $2 million canary yellow diamond ring from Harry Kotlar.
Three-time nominee Taylor Swift set herself apart in a blue-green Elie Saab gown with a high-low hemline.
Lady Gaga went gray-for-gray with date Tony Bennett. On their heads, that is. She showed off a high slit in her silver gown by Brandon Maxwell, Lorraine Schwartz diamonds in place with a touch of emeralds.
Rihanna was pretty in pink, well not everyone on social media thought so.
The Barbados native floated up the red carpet in a billowing cloud of pink tulle — Giambattista Valli tulle. Twitter blew up with comments — pro and con.
“Rihanna on the red carpet suddenly made me hungry for a cupcake. Is there a baby under there? Or a gaggle of birds? I’m confused,” said one user, @mikaelav35.
Australian rapper Azalea also added a pop of color to the proceedings, in a royal blue figure-hugging Armani gown, with her blonde hair braided in a crown around her head.
Meghan Trainor, a nominee for record and song of the year for her sugary pop hit “All About That Bass,” strutted her stuff in a gauzy black Galia Lahav dress with a long lace overlay. Her red carpet accessory? Her father.
Trainor said being at the Grammys was a “dream come true.”
Grammys newcomer Sam Smith soaked it all up in a more traditional tuxedo as he managed his nerves going up against some of his idols.