Lizzo wowed in a bright orange Dolce & Gabbana robe adorned with flowers and a huge hood as the wild and wacky Grammys red carpet did not disappoint Sunday. Tattered streetwear, T-shirts and denim mixed with blinged-out couture, wild patterns and plenty of skin.
Lizzo walked gingerly as she navigated a heavy, long train that left her with little peripheral vision. After a while, she dropped her robe to her shoulders to reveal a busty sequin corset gown underneath in a softer orange.
“Lizzo is a floral garden fantasy in her ruffle orange 3D robe and matching corset dress underneath,” said Holly Katz, a stylist and host of the Fashion Crimes podcast. “And we love to hear her roar!”
Taylor Swift, perhaps channelling her Midnights era, wore a two-piece sparkly skirt set with a high-neck, long-sleeve crop top. It was midnight blue. She added statement diamond earrings, her hair in an updo.
The marathon carpet kicked off with some notable looks. Doja Cat, always pushing her fashion envelope, showed up in a Latex, one-shoulder and skin-tight black gown with long matching gloves from Atelier Versace. Bebe Rexha sizzled in hot pink with twists from head to toe and a va-va-voom halter bodice, proving that Barbiecore is going strong. The look was Moschino by Jeremy Scott.
There were golden crowns (Matt B), glittery mouth bling (Alligator Jesus) and epic tattoos (Alisha Gaddis). And just about every hue on the colour wheel was represented.
Slouchy and roomy spoke to many of the men, as did an embroidered denim shorts ensemble for Benny Blanco.
“Who can’t stop talking about Doja Cat donning 30,000 red Swarovski crystals for Paris Fashion Week? Well, she certainly doesn’t disappoint at the Grammys as she totally channelled the queen of darkness,” Katz said. “The Mia Farrow 60′s haircut was a perfect match for this look.”
Viola Davis, meanwhile, completed her EGOT by winning a Grammy at the Grammys pre-telecast ceremony in a Naeem Kahn red, silver and blue tiered sequin short-sleeved gown.
Shania Twain isn’t up for a Grammy. She’s not presenting. That, she said, freed her to have fun with fashion. Twain’s hair was red and her Harris Reed wide-belled pantsuit was adorned with huge black polka dots against white. She topped it off with a towering, matching wide-brim hat.
“Here I am with all my new fun things to wear,” she says. Reed is a young British American designer she wanted to support. Her goal: “I just wanted to add some pop and cheer.”
Laverne Cox WAS “Wakanda Forever” in her custom strapless leather Kim Kassas embellished warrior figure dress and African-inspired jewellery, Katz said. “Paying homage to the African culture through fashion is always in style.”
Cox’s leather dress by Kim Kassas honours the vision of the late fashion editor Andre Leon Talley.
Prabal Gurung whipped up a custom sunny yellow look for Kelsea Ballerini. Amanda Gorman was in a top colour of the night: black. She twirled her long, sheer overlay worn over a minidress on the red carpet.