Stars at the Grammys last night checked off all the Grammy Awards style boxes: plenty of sequins, suits, and skin. In a range of head-turning designs, celebrities brought their best — and boldest — to the red carpet.
Another year, another Grammys red carpet in the books. If actors create the mystique of stardom, musicians demonstrate what it is to be creative. Exploring unconventional silhouettes—really, dressing to convey a message of artistry and passion—is the music-maker’s purpose.
Below, we have rounded up our ten favourite looks of the biggest night in music.
Olivia Rodrigo in custom Vivienne Westwood
Olivia Rodrigo knocked it out of the park in Vivienne Westwood at the Grammys. It’s fun, sassy, and a bit strange, but still glam, and it avoids prom territory, which is essential when you’re literally 19 years old. The opera gloves and twin chokers are the ideal ’90s-meets-18th-century’ touch that perfectly defines Westwood’s aesthetic, too.
St. Vincent in Gucci
St. Vincent‘s music has descended into more strange fabulosity over the last five years or so, and in the process the singer has become a true muse for several designers. Alessandro Michele of Gucci being one of them. With sequins, ruffles, and billowing sleeves, St. Vincent’s gown from the Love Parade collection evokes the kitsch and demented romance of bygone glamorama.
Justin Bieber in Balenciaga
Although Justin Bieber’s oversized Balenciaga suit could fit three of Hailey in it, we think he looked very cool at the Grammys this year. Plus, his look was elevated even more by his stunning supermodel bride, who looked ready to renew her vows in a beautiful Saint Laurent silk gown.
Donatella Versace in Versace
Donatella Versace and her late brother Gianni Versace are widely credited for inventing the fashionification of music, dressing singers, songwriters, and performers more than a decade before anybody else did. So, unsurprisingly, Donatella wowed in her green cage minidress and Gogo boots.
Dua Lipa in vintage Versace
Dua Lipa wore a Fall 1992 Versace dress to the 2022 Grammys. Her needle-straight, bleached blonde hair is a trademark Versace look—sleek, goddess-like, and android-ish—and the gown fits just as Gianni would have intended. Despite the look meaning to remind us of something from 30 years ago, it truly emphasises how timeless Versace’s wild, provocative pieces were.
Saweetie in Valentino
Saweetie arrived for music’s biggest night wearing a custom fuchsia Valentino two-piece outfit from the brand’s Fall-Winter 2022-2023 collection. She completed her first look with a choker necklace and pink gloves. However, one look was not enough for the rapper, who later posed in a custom black Oscar de la Renta gown.
Doja Cat in Atelier Versace
This body-hugging Versace gown was absolute perfection on Doja Cat. The colour was exquisite and the whole look is the ideal combination of sophistication and seduction.
Lil Nas X in Balmain
Lil Nas X made a dramatic arrival to the Grammys wearing a pearly Balmain suit. His stylist was undoubtedly influenced by Kim Kardashian‘s $20K Balmain FW12 dress, which she wore to her bachelorette party before marrying Kanye West.
BTS in Louis Vuitton
The superstar K-pop group has been setting the standard for menswear for the past few years, and their Louis Vuitton suits for the Grammys this year were no exception. The group added floral pins and brooches to their coordinated suits to keep things from being too matchy-matchy. It spoke to each of their unique personalities while still being coherent as a group.
Giveon in Chanel
Yes, there were bolder looks on the red carpet, but R&B singer-songwriter Giveon takes home the trophy for the ultimate fashion flex: a bespoke Chanel tweed pantsuit. The nominee’s accessories, a stack of necklaces from the label’s beautiful jewellery collection, added to his style clout.