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Grammy Awards fashion: Here are the showstopping and jaw-dropping looks

Grammy Awards fashion: Here are the showstopping and jaw-dropping looks
Lady Gaga with Jennifer Lopez in the background attends the 61st Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday. The two made our showstoppers list of best looks of the night. (Matt Winkelmeyer / Getty Images)

Let’s press pause on the regularly scheduled awards-season programming. That’s because it’s Grammys Sunday, and that means a carnival of show-stopping and typically over-the-top looks have come down the red carpet of the 61st Grammy Awards, which honored the best and brightest in the world of music.

While the film and television carpets bring us plenty of glamour and a glimpse of couture, the Grammys, which are back in Los Angeles after last year’s New York showing, provide respite from the expected by taking us on a walk on the sartorial wild side with a mix of high-low and outrageous looks.

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Unfortunately, several regular sartorial red-carpet darlings weren’t in the crowd: Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Beyoncé, to name a few. With this being the final big red carpet before the season’s looming apex, the Academy Awards, on Feb. 24, here are plenty of unexpected theatrics that verge on costume and stage clothes.

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