Recap: The 55th Grammy Awards

by on February 11, 2013

Last night’s 55th Grammy’s ceremony was definitely memorable. Plenty of new talent dominated the scene and eclectic paired musical performances from Elton John and Ed Sheeran, Sting and Bruno Mars, and a Bob Marley tribute, aided in making the night unforgettable. However, the red carpet fashion of the night was the talk of the town. Could it be possible that the dress code restrictions stunted originality, creativity, and artistic expression? Read more after the jump.

Stars lined up on the red carpet, to what is known as “The Oscars of Music”, in outfits that played the safe card. This is the first year that CBS has enforced a strict dress code not allowing : “exposure of bare fleshy under curves of the buttocks and buttock crack”, “sheer see-through clothing that could possibly expose female breast nipples”, and “no visible ‘puffy’ bare skin exposure.” … Whatever that may be. The night is supposed to showcase musical talent and achievement, but the carpet is all about the fashion and how to make statements through your clothing. Baring skin isn’t the only way to grab attention, but the wardrobe advisory may have been taken a little too literal.

Luckily J-Lo, Katy Perry, and Kelly Rowland found a loophole and made the best dressed looks of the night. Their looks were sexy, tasteful, and slightly revealing– showing the the right amount of skin to leave something to the imagination.

On the other hand, a lot of great other trends were revealed last night. Navy was the IT color for men, the ladies sprung into spring with green and mint hues, dress splits and cutouts were up and down the carpet. Rihanna effortlessly matched her make-up with her dress.

John Legend and fíance, Christine Teigen, showed up as one of the most fashion forward couples of the night. Teigen wore a hot black Joy Cioci number with a high thigh split. John looked handsome in Gucci head to toe.

Also seen in Gucci for the night, Katy Perry, set the tone for all the green dresses.  She even managed to push the envelope when she wore this long sleeved form fitting gown with a floral embellished neckline with a bit of cleavage action.

Leaving everyone in awe, Rihanna, surprised all when she decided to wear something a bit more discrete than 2011’s Grammy Jean Paul Gaultier dress. The young rebel, did arrive in a sheer cross chested custom-made spicy red Alaia dress with a red lip to match. Although, she did not obey the dress code to the T, I am glad she wore the dress. She looked amazing! 

Off the carpet stars still shinned. The fashion statements might’ve been toned down compared to previous years, but many went home with the lovely golden award that they came to win. Check back to see the best dressed men and women of the night.

What did you think of the outfits of the night? Who looked hot? Who did not? Feel free to share your comments below.