The ‘Make America Great Again’ dress and other looks that turned heads at the Grammys
Here are the looks we loved and didn’t love at the 2017 Grammy Awards.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Heidi Klum shines on the Grammys red carpet with a short silver Philipp Plein dress. Heidi wore silver but took home a gold in the fashion department, she is listed on our best-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times (left); Paul Buck (center and right) )
Kat Graham wearing a shimmering one-sleeve dress is on our best-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times (left and right); Paul Buck / EPA (center))
Faith Hill sizzles in a red Zuhair Murad dress. Faith is on our best-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Nick Jonas looks like a total stud wearing a studded jacket and black pants by Balmain. Nick makes our best-dressed list.(Paul Buck / EPA (left and right); Jordan Strauss / Invision/AP (center))
Carrie Underwood is red hot in an Elie Madi dress. She also lands on our best-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Hello from the other side of our best dressed list! Adele looks stunning in a green Givenchy dress, and she is one of our favorite red carpet looks from the 2017 Grammy Awards.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Mya is on our best-dressed list. She is wearing a fierce and fiery red Styland suit.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Lady Gaga went bold with her Grammys red carpet look and made our best-dressed list in her “Fifty Shades Darker” look.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Paris Jackson sporting a fun and flirty Balmain look and War clutch. Paris is on our best-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Laverne Cox made a statement in her custom one-shoulder leather dress by L.A. designer Bryan Hearns and, as a result, made our best-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Jason Derulo is on our best-dressed list.(Paul Buck / EPA)
Katy Perry in Tom Ford looks all right from the top, but the furry nature of her dress below is not a great look. We put Katy on the worst-dressed list this year.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Cee Lo Green was a sight at the Grammys. His golden look didn’t make the cut and ended up on our worst-dress list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Elle King in a Teuta Matoshi dress looks a little too Coachella meets “The Secret Garden” and ended up on our worst-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Tori Kelly is wearing a Badgley Mischka dress, Gianvito Rossi shoes and Neil Lane jewelry. This look felt a little too casual for an awards show, and so we placed her on our worst-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Halsey arrived at the 59th Grammy Awards in a silky blue jumpsuit. This track-inspired outfit was a worst-dressed look from the start of the race.(Jordan Strauss / Invision / AP)
Brandi Clark kind of missed the mark in an In Style Mafia jacket & Milly pants, falling onto our worst-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
Cassadee Pope wore a silver plunging gown that fell short of our expectations and landed her on our worst-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Girl Crush looks like a character straight out of Candy Land in this bold outfit. A playful dress that we could not take seriously and ultimately landed her a spot on our worst-dressed list.(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
This year’s Grammy Awards red carpet could have rivaled the star power of New York Fashion Week, delivering the ultimate sartorial showdown and displaying some of the biggest awards show fashion moments in years.
Except it didn’t. Several fashionable celebrities skipped the red carpet or had jetted off to London for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. And in the expected fashion showdown between Beyoncé and Adele, a pregnant Beyoncé bypassed the photo gantlet, leaving a fresh-faced Adele the red carpet winner.
The British songstress and Grammy winner didn’t disappoint, outfitted in a green long-sleeved floor-length Givenchy Couture gown.
She wasn’t alone in looking good for the red carpet. Other standouts included Paris Jackson (in a multi-colored Balmain look), Nick Jonas (in a blingy, studded Balmain jacket) and Jason Derulo (looking dapper in a tuxedo, vest and overcoat with fur trim), plus Carrie Underwood wearing a red long-sleeved Elie Madi gown with a diamond cutout.
“I usually don’t do red, but I was feeling it,” Underwood said.
For every Adele, Heidi Klum (in a short, metallic Philipp Plein minidress), Kat Graham (in a trio-striped asymmetrical dress) or Mýa (in a red pantsuit with a pussycat-bow blouse), there was a parade of cotton-candy looks, ranging from lime green-haired men (Mike Posner and Blackbear) to singer Girl Crush in what appeared to be a dress straight out of the board game Candy Land.
Then there was the downright strange (Cee Lo Green, looking like a statue, in a head-to-toe gold outfit, including what appeared to be a mask, as his alter ego Gnarly Davidson).
And in these days of Donald Trump, of course there was a political statement, but not quite the type seen at fashion week in New York.
Wearing the equivalent of a cartoonish slogan T-shirt, singer Joy Villa got political at the Grammys with a Trump-inspired red-white-and-blue gown featuring the president’s campaign slogan, “Make American great again.” On the train of the dress was the word “Trump” — in all-caps.
Making a different kind of bold statement, Laverne Cox wore a skin-baring one-shoulder leather gown by L.A. designer Bryan Hearns.
In the mix of looks, there were strong showings of pinks, dusty roses and lavenders, including Jennifer Lopez, who’s usually red carpet gold, looking more like a fancy bridesmaid at a Midwest wedding in a cleavage-baring Ralph & Russo frock than her glamorous self.
Grammy host James Corden also wore pale pink. His Tom Ford two-button Windsor dinner jacket had peak grosgrain lapels. And then there was Katy Perry, in her futuristic-meets-glam Champagne-colored Tom Ford embroidered mock neck tunic with a feather-embroidered tube skirt
Just before the show began, a last-minute standout arrival stepped onto the red carpet.
Lady Gaga, who came to the Grammys to rock out with Metallica, turned heads in a nearly there look that appeared to have come from the wardrobe of “Fifty Shades Darker.”
The singer donned fishnet stockings, thigh-high platform boots, hot pants and a crop top. The look might have been her ultimate response to body shamers who questioned her Super Bowl outfits earlier this month.