The 58th Annual Grammy Awards was an event filled with unique musical collaborations, interestingly glorified performances, both surprising and not-so-surprising winners, and of course, the best and the worst of red carpet fashion. From the most daring looks to the most classic, celebrities have a chance to spark conversation, debut a different look than their usual, and show off their best features. With thigh high slits, crazy cutouts, tailored suits, and sparkly ensembles, everyone put did their best to put not only their best, but also their most fashionable foot forward. Here’s The Untitled Magazine‘s roundup of all things fashion at the 2016 Grammy Awards.
From scandalous to reserved, the best-dressed ladies of the evening pushed all the right boundaries last night. First and foremost is Taylor Swift‘s right hand (wo)man, Selena Gomez, who wore a navy Calvin Klein number. The perfectly fitting dress, complete with her gorgeous waves and just the right amount of skin was a crowd pleaser. Bella Hadid, girlfriend of The Weeknd, stunned in a black gown with a deep v-neck, thigh high slits, and side cutouts. On the opposite end of the skin-baring spectrum was Florence Welch of Florence and the Machines and Chrissy Teigen, wife to John Legend. While Florence’s pink frock was artistic, fun, and 100% her, Teigen’s gown highlighted her ever-growing baby bump, proving that maternity wear can make it on the red carpet.
Leave it to Zendaya to surprise us when it comes to both her hair and outfit choice. In a trim cut suit, buttoned up over a white blouse and a mullet haircut reminiscent of the 80s, she reminded us once again that she pull off just about any look. Honorable mention for best dressed goes to Ellie Goulding. While her pale pink Stella McCartney dress was gorgeous, it wasn’t as exciting or edgy as her red carpet looks once were.
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Much to our excitement, The Untitled Magazine saw a lot of artist’s on the red carpet that were once telling us about their talent’s in featured magazine articles. One of the many incredible performer’s of the night was Andra Day, as featured in The Untitled Magazine‘s “Music” Issue 6, who stunned in a regal emerald gown with white fur details. Though her two nominations didn’t lead to a trophy, Day’s dress is surely a winner. See more of Day in a behind the scenes video from The Untitled Magazine‘s Music Issue.
Also nominated for an award was Elle King, who was featured in our recent #GirlPower Issue. Her black frock was as fun as her personality. Some of Untitled‘s favorite guys, Jack Antonoff and Big Sean, looked as dapper as ever in slim cut black pants and white and gray jackets. Antonoff produced the winning album of the year, Taylor Swift’s “1989.” Don’t miss his exclusive interview, in which he chats about working with Taylor. Tove Lo, who also was featured in The Untitled Magazine‘s #GirlPower issue, sported a unique lace look on the red carpet.
While the guy’s are usually photographed with a stunning lady on their arm, some of the male artist’s took it upon themselves to outdo the gowns beside them. John Legend and Common brought it down to the details, with suit jackets speckled in gold shapes (Legend) and white dots (Common). Fresh faced James Bay, who performed his new hit “Let It Go,” added a hat and bow tie to his trim-cut suit.
While The Weeknd, who won two awards and performed at the show, kept it refined in an all-black ensemble, country crooner Sam Hunt, who was nominated for best new artist, opposed in a bright pink suit.
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The Grammy’s invoke the pressures of looking your best, while also being unique and standing out. Though everyone does their best, not every look is a grand slam. For Ciara, the higher than thigh slit was a bit too raunchy for the classiness of the red carpet. Lady Gaga also struck out. Though her David Bowie inspired look brought her tribute performance from the beginning to the end of the night, the Heat Miser hair, blue eye shadow, and scarily high red platforms, let alone the dress, were far too busy to impress.
Demi Lovato, whose empowered voice wowed during a Lionel Richie mashup, did her best to rock a feminine suit. While at The Untitled we love a good blazer on the red carpet, Lovato’s black jacket and skirt set were far from our favorite. Janelle Monae‘s signature black and white edgy coolness, was lost in this high-waisted skirt and shirt combo.
Taylor Swift, big winner of the night and beholder of the sassiest speech, rocked a two-piece in bright hues. While the pink and orange ensemble isn’t the worst look of the lot, with her blunt hair cut and red lips, we’ve seen the country turned pop star in better.
Article by Kaylee Denmead for The Untitled Magazine.