Grammys 2015: Playing it safe on the red carpet

Could it be that Madge is the last Grammys fashion risk taker?

UPDATE: For pop stars, is covering up the new nude? 

That’s certainly what it looked like as one tame look after another came down the red carpet at Sunday night’s awards show.

Beyonce played it safe in a custom black spangled Proenza Schouler gown that was as close to basic black as Bey probably ever gets.

Former fearless fashion flyer Nicki Minaj went classy in a black beaded Tom Ford gown with a plunge front and fringe trim. This from a woman who has worn face masks and metal bondage gear in the past.

And Miley Cyrus wore a black Alexandre Vaulthier gown with sexy side cut outs that looked like every other black dress she has worn ever.

FULL COVERAGE: Grammy Awards 2015

Even Kim Kardashian stayed (mostly) covered up in a sparkly Jean Paul Gaultier gown that resembled a haute bathrobe.

Then again, when you think about the past few months in fashion — Rihanna going practically nude to the CFDA Awards, Kim Kardashian almost breaking the Internet with her bare backside in Paper magazine, Rosie Huntington Whitley, Rihanna and others wearing Tom Ford’s sheer pasties gown — there are few fashion frontiers left to cross.

Maybe even for pop stars, covered up is the new nude.

That seemed to be the message when Rihanna finally did show up to the Grammys at the last minute, gliding down the red carpet in hot pink tulle, an enormous Empire waist bubble gown by Giambattista Valli. From bad girl to Disney princess in an instant.

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