Grammys: Best and worst looks on an underwhelming red carpet

(From left) Olivia Rodrigo, Rapper Saweetie, Doja Cat, Lil Nas X and Lady Gaga PHOTOS: AFP,EPA-EFE

SINGAPORE - A week after the fashion parade at the 94th Oscars, stars took to the red carpet once more to celebrate music's big night: the 64th Grammy Awards.

Perhaps it was because this awards show was on the heels of another, but the fashion choices at the Grammys were a little more subdued, with many opting for all-black ensembles in varying silhouettes.

When it came to pops of colour, fuchsia seemed to be a popular choice, with rapper Saweetie, actor Billy Porter and rock musician Travis Barker rocking hot pink ensembles. Even pop star Justin Bieber had a splash of it in the beanie he wore to accent his look.

Here are the best and worst looks of the awards held on April 3 in Las Vegas.

Best

Olivia Rodrigo will probably never forget this night for winning three Grammys, including for Best New Artist - she had seven nominations. So it was a good thing she dressed the part in a figure-hugging black Vivienne Westwood gown with pink accents and opera gloves.

Olivia Rodrigo and Rapper Saweetie at the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, on April 3, 2022. PHOTOS: EPA-EFE, AFP

Rapper Saweetie delivered a memorable look in hot pink Valentino, which showed off just the right amount of skin. The outfit, complete with a diamond choker, recalled Marilyn Monroe's bombshell glam in her 1953 performance of the song Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend.

Doja Cat's sheer sea-foam number from Atelier Versace teetered on the edge of risque, but it was a fun, on-brand look for the rapper - thanks to the crystal details on the bodysuit, paired with diamonds and matching sea-foam platform sandals.

Most fun of all was her hand-blown glass handbag from Coperni filled with candy, with a bedazzled JBL speaker hanging off it.

Doja Cat on the red carpet at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, on April 3, 2022. PHOTO: REUTERS

Lil Nas X never fails to impress on the red carpet. The rapper and singer was a head-turner for all the right reasons: pearly white Balmain two-piece suit with embroidered butterflies, and matching platform boots.

Lil Nas X arrives for the 64th annual Grammy Awards in Las Vegas, on April 3, 2022. PHOTO: EPA-EFE

Fashion commentators have noted that the ensemble was a tribute to the Balmain Fall/Winter 2012 dress that reality star Kim Kardashian wore for her bachelorette party before her wedding to rapper Kanye West in 2014.

Lady Gaga has come a long way from her infamous meat dress of 2010. The singer-actress was a picture of elegance in a custom Armani Prive gown and statement Tiffany & Co jewels - proving that Old Hollywood glam is always a good choice.

Lady Gaga was a picture of elegance in a custom Armani Prive gown and statement Tiffany & Co jewels. PHOTO: REUTERS

Worst

Justin Bieber

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Justin Bieber definitely knew what he was doing with this polarising oversized Balenciaga suit. His choice of accessories were just as incriminating: the retro, tiny sunglasses, the massive Crocs-like platform shoes.

Eight Grammy nominations or not, give this man a one-way ticket to fashion purgatory already.

Michelle Zauner

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Korean-American musician Michelle Zauner from experimental pop band Japanese Breakfast looked adorable from the neck up - with a cutesy hairstyle and fun eye make-up. But it's a no to the ruffled Valentino Couture minidress that swallowed her petite frame. Surely that scrambled eggs reference has to be satire?

Carrie Underwood

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Unfortunately, country sweetheart Carrie Underwood looked like she fell into a tub of curry sauce and struggled to hoist herself out. And something about the one-shoulder tie sash and glittery bustier screams "discount prom dress".

Alisha Gaddis

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It is unclear whether actress Alisha Gaddis was cosplaying as Amy Adams' Giselle in the 2007 film Enchanted with this poofy taffeta ball gown. And her ornate golden headpiece looks like a dinky accessories holder you can buy from Shopee.

 

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