This year’s Grammys red carpet, for the most part, was a total clown show. Thankfully, I’ve ranked the best and worst dressed so you didn’t have to bother to watch.
A little note before I start: You’ll notice Beyonce and Adele aren’t on this list. Although neither of them walked on the red carpet, I would not have included them in my worst list. Beyonce can be stubborn and Adele looks more like Buckingham Palace curtains.
Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s go.
Best: Diplo in Dolce & Gabbana
Diplo was my best look of the night in this black suede-fringe suit by Dolce & Gabbana. This suit’s subtle design and sharpness stood out in spite of the fact that there was so much rubbish at this award ceremony.
With his bleach-blonde cropped hair and slick leather boots, Diplo has that unexplainable cool thing that lacks so much in today’s Hollywood. It doesn’t take a lot to make it to the top of this list, it just takes style.
Worst: Shania Twain in Harris Reed
Shania Twain is having a mid-life crisis in her Harris Reed polka dots suit, Harris Reed red wig, and hat. Now, if only she’d ditched this stupid look for her after-party black leather moto jacket and matching high-waisted pants. This is a terrible look!
Best: Olivia Rodrigo in MiuMiu
Olivia Rodrigo, a MiuMiu model, stands out from the crowd in her barely-there MiuMiu outfit with just a black bean necklace, black polished nails (duh), glittering rings, and a MiuMiu bracelet. It’s a look that shows you don’t have to do a ton to look like a total effing knockout. It is fashion.
I have to note that later in the evening at the Grammy’s after-party, Rodrigo wore and even better number — a YSL-esque black sequined mini dress with platform black heels. Both looks are more evidence that you either have style or you don’t, it can’t be bought or taught.
Worst: Lizzo in Dolce & Gabbana
Keep waiting for Lizzo’s charm to finally let loose and be truly beautiful. With this over-the-top Dolce and Gabbana flower cape and poorly designed tangerine dress, I’ll have to keep waiting.
Harry Styles, Gucci
This Gucci one piece by Harry Styles is my favorite take, but I’m not going to lie.
For years, I’ve complained that Styles is LARPing Elton John. It’s not as sinister as many on the political Right want to think it is (A man trying to normalize men wearing women’s clothing!) And it’s not as groundbreaking as the political Left would have you believe (A man normalizing womenswear for men! The drag queens!
In general, Styles’s style often delves too much into the likes of David Bowie, the New York Dolls, and yes, Elton John. However, they did it better and with more style.
Styles has done a great job of taking Styles’ playful and sometimes silly style and making it luxurious with Gucci beadwork in an impeccable color palette and diamond pattern. Most of all, there’s an effortlessness to this onesie that he often lacked in the past.
Most definitely the best!
Worst: Taylor Swift in Roberto Cavalli
Taylor Swift may have a corny problem. But then again she has always had one. In this Roberto Cavalli crop top gown, Swift does what she does best: Cliché.
See, Swift’s latest album is titled Midnight. The dress she is wearing is midnight blue, with skyline stars scattered throughout her skirt and shoulders. Her lips are red because she’s a serious singer and her earrings are gigantic because … actually I don’t know why she’s wearing door-knockers fit for Elizabeth Taylor. The only thing that isn’t clear is why her crop top is so short.
It’s all so obvious and, dare I say, corny.
Best: Doja Cat in Atelier Versace
Doja Cat is one of a few pop artists today that has a clear vision of the future. Doja is a strange person, but she also has the commitment.
In this Atelier Versace black dominatrix number, Doja mixes a classic silhouette with a surprise element in the gown’s fabric. What is it? Rubber? Latex? Leather? There’s also a Janet JacksonThe ScreamThe ensemble is of circa 1995 quality. It’s a good reference point, but not derivative.
Worst: Kacey Muskgraves in Valentino
Kacey Musgraves’s Valentino candy-colored body suit and feathered cape is probably my most disappointing look of the evening. Here is a beautiful woman with a great figure able to wear effectively anything she wants and she chooses … dime store Katy Perry’s Dreams of Teenage Love.
Most disappointing, though, is that Kacey had a gorgeous red dress that she wore onstage to memorialize Loretta Lynn — a woman with a recognizable LOOK — that harked back to Lynn’s iconic poof sleeves. It is thatThis is the look Kacey should’ve worn every evening.
Best: Brandi Carlile in Versace
Although the male celebrities on the red carpet appear to be experimenting with womenswear, which isn’t surprising, I love the gentle androgyny displayed by women such as Brandi Carlile.
Versace has the perfect look for a red carpet appearance. The Versace ensemble photographs well, shows the wearer, and is fashion-forward without being too serious. Its slimming neckline, beaded sleeves and stackable rings add an extra edge.
Worst: Maren Morris in Off White
This is the look of a girl who is chronically online — the trendy wet hair that Kim K did years ago, the bleached eyebrows that the hottest runway models can’t even pull off, the clear heels from H&M, and the plunging space-age Off White dress with little-to-no design.
Maren Morris looks like she is trying to imitate Julia Fox.
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