Following on from a traditional Academy Awards fashion lineup, this year’s Grammys were nothing short of a veritable runway show. While hot pink was the trending colour of music’s biggest night, goth chic, and punk rock left a distinct mark on this year’s fashion lineup. The Awards show saw many of the stars paying tribute to their favourite Italian designers, with vintage Versace, Valentino and Dolce and Gabbana claiming multiple best looks on the red carpet. Join us for a rundown of the 2022 Grammy red carpet as we delve into the year’s best looks, and recap some of the more notable performances of the night.
Let’s start with best dressed, or at least, the most memorable, as we recap some of our favourite looks from the red carpet. One of the top contenders for best look of the evening, SZA wore a form-fitting revamped gown by Jean Paul Gaultier, and, on a night dominated by gothic looks and eye-catching hot pink, this fairytale ensemble was a pleasure on the eye.
An exceedingly elegant, tan Jean Paul Gaultier tulle gown, accented with central, floral embellishments, dainty shoulder straps and a sweeping train gliding across the back, the dress is unique in its own right. Wearing loose-curled hair and minimal, accessories, SZA manages to showcase a different design look, all without sacrificing her inherent style.
And if the dress wasn’t enough, the singer’s night couldn’t have gotten better when she won the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance fo “Kiss Me More,” with fellow artist, Doja Cat. SZA walked on crutches to receive the award, Lady Gaga helping to hold her dress.
Our pick for best-dressed male artist was undoubtedly Lil Nas X, always a feature on any red carpet, the Grammy award-winning artist was covered in diamonds and pearls no less. He wore a quilted white Balmain suit with jewels outlining the armour-like pattern, and sky-high platforms. Butterflies were embroidered onto his chest and sleeves, and the look was topped off with blue eyeshadow, grills, high hair and a killer smile.
Watch a recap of his sensational Grammy performance with ET Online here:
PRETTY IN PINK
As mentioned earlier, pink was a recurring theme on the Grammy Red Carpet this year, producing a range of outfits that were captivating for a variety of reasons. It was hard to miss the best new artist nominee, Saweetie, dipped in an ensemble fresh from Valentino’s hot pink autumn/winter ’22/’23 collection.
This fantastical, frothy, hot pink Gucci gown worn by St Vincent looks like sherbert; form-fitting perfection and simply delectable.
Chrissy Teigen glided down the red carpet with husband, John Legend, wearing a sweeping princess dream dress from Nicole + Felicia Couture.
Chrissie’s partner in crime, John Legend, gave an emotional Grammy performance of “Free”, following a speech from the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he lamented the freedom of his own people.
Watch the news.com.au recap of the speech and performance here.
Jon Legend did a performance of Free following on from a talk from Ukraininan president speech, of how he dreams of his people also being free.
Not to be outdone by the ladies, Billy Porter glowed in a fuchsia Valentino outfit, with a stylish ruffled top that flowed gracefully along the red carpet.
Keeping up with the theme of the evening, Travis Barker wore a sleeveless Givenchy black suit (but forgot the shirt), layered underneath a hot pink coat. Kourtney Kardashian opted for a stylish but toned down ensemble, wearing sheer elbow-length gloves with a black Et Och catsuit, featuring a plunging neckline and one of the season’s major fashion trends, cutouts.
Justin Bieber, who was nominated for eight Grammy’s at the 2022 ceremony, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year for “Peaches,” wore an oversized Balenciaga suit, crocs, and shades, topping it off with a, you guessed it, hot pink beanie. Meanwhile, his better half, Hailey, was the vision of refined elegance, dressed in a sleek, minimalist silk design, by Saint Laurent, accessorized by Tiffany and Co. Jewellery.
Justin Bieber got the star-studded Grammys crowd on their feet as he performed a stripped-down version of “Peaches”. The singer started off on the piano, with a slow, raw, and emotional rendition of his pop hit. “I got my peaches out in Georgia (oh, yeah, shit). Soon, he stepped up the beat, joined by Daniel Caesar and Giveon, and had many A-Listers on their feet.
You can learn more about his performance here:
Not to be overshadowed by the deluge of bright pink costumes on display, another major theme of the evening was Goth Chic / Punk Rock.
Dua Lipa hit the red carpet in a show-stopping vintage Versace gown.Flawlessly accessorised with gold accents, and her new blonde hair, the classic Versace piece was first worn by Cindy Crawford on the red carpet in 1992.
Halsey strode down the red carpet in a grunge glam gown, accessorised with a hat that oozed style. The singer made her Grammy appearance only days after endometriosis surgery, and still managed to prevail as the reigning queen of Noir Femme Fatale.
Avril Lavigne wore a custom Moi Moi Paris high low gown with a tiered tutu skirt, and the waistband of the dress included a shoutout to her album, Love Sux. Sharing a kiss with boyfriend, Mod Sun on the red carpet, the rockstar’s thoughts appeared to be quite the opposite!
Lenny Kravitz, 57, is the essence of punk rock, and the genetically blessed singer, sauntered onto the red carpet wearing a plunging silver chainmail top, paired with black leather pants and knee-high boots. He completed the look with round sunglasses and plenty of jewellery, including several layered chain necklaces.
The rockstar gave a captivating Awards performance with fellow stars, Travis Barker, and H.E.R. You can catch a recap of it here:
Completely transformed from his recent appearance on House of Gucci, Jared Leto embraced Goth Chic, with a sheer look. He wore a plunging lace shirt and jacket with fur cuffs.
Wearing rubber-soled boots and an oversized jacket and cape from designer Rick Owens, Billie Eilish wore a Goth chic ensemble that only a singer with her clout could pull off.
In a powerful performance at the Awards ceremony, Eilish wore a T-Shirt emblazoned with Taylor Hawkins image in homage to the late foo Fighters drummer. The Foo Fighters were meant to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, but pulled out after Taylor’s untimely and tragic death.
You can view a recap of the tribute here:
BREAK OUT STARS
Jon Batiste was the break out star of the 64th Grammy Awards, taking home a slew of awards including Album of the Year.
Hot on his trail was Olivia Rodrigo. The young artist was overcome with emotion after winning three Grammys including, ‘Best New Artist.’
H.E.R. wore a dazzling outfit inspired by Aretha Franklin. On the red carpet with ET Canada she said, “Peter Dundas did it, he always gets it. There’s a phoenix on it and to me it’s about growth and rising out of every obstacle, and every challenge in life. That’s where I’m at right now.”
Doja Cat went full Mermaid glam. She wore a sheer mint custom Atelier Versace dress, featuring an overlay in Swarovski crystals, along with a stand-out (and very unusual) accessory: a glass handbag by Coperni, straight from the runway, filled solely with what appears to be Werther’s Originals candies. Doja showed up wearing more than $1 million in diamonds, including a statement necklace, dangling earrings and bracelet by Samer Halimeh, with her necklace alone worth a whopping $561,000.
The songstress won her first-ever Grammy along with SZA for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Kiss Me More.” In an emotional acceptance speech, she claimed, “you have no idea how much this means to me.”
Elle King wore Christian Syriano because, as she told ET Canada, “he knows how to dress all types of bodies and I trusted him.” She reached out because she’s a new mom and adjusting to whatever her body will be like postpartum. “I wanted to feel powerful and like myself.”
Megan Thee Stallion was the undisputed Queen of the Jungle on the Grammy’s red carpet, as she stunned in a leopard print Roberto Cavalli dress.
Wearing Valentino Haute Couture, Japanese Breakfast, looked like a spring daffodil blooming for all to see.
BTS IN LOUIS VUITTON
Our favourite group ensemble look went to BTS who wore Louis Vuitton. The stylish pop stars sizzled in a unique colour palette of beige, clay, white, teal, and lavender for their coordinated looks.
Lady Gaga, the undisputed chameleon of fashion, who can pull off just about anything, delivered once again wearing an Armani Prive gown, in an ode to classic Hollywood glamour. She looked radiant, with a flawless hairdo, which was accessorised with exquisite jewellery.
She teared up in her Tony Bennet tribute after he delivered a prerecorded introduction. You can catch the full recap on Access below:
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