The 50th Annual Grammy Awards wrapped up last night, February 10, leaving us some of the best and worse fashion of the Red Carpet. This year we can clearly see a return to old Hollywood glamour, with a twist!
The ladies' fashion for the Red Carpet left me a bit disappointed, with the exception of a few, who had the best Red Carpet Grammy's Rock and Roll look. Rihanna wore a ruffled, feathered cobalt blue dress by Zac Posen, delicate Chopard jewels (like her 27-carat diamond barrel cuff) and a new rocking short hairdo, such a great Grammy style. The look got pushed a bit over the edge, however, by her tacky long red nails...a shorter version would have been more Rock and Roll!
The rest of the girls' gowns, long trains and serious fabrics lacked the Rock and Roll edge and looked more appripriate for a glamorous Oscar's Red Carpet than the fun edgy Grammy Awards. And the hairstyles were no prize winners either, having too much of an edge to them, the hairdos were extremely mismatched to the glamorous "ball"gowns.
Alicia Keys wore a long, midnight-blue satin, custom Giorgio Armani Prive' chocker-neckline gown, a long train, Diamond in the Rough earrings, a tiny pink clutch and magenta lipstick. I didn't really love her retro-40's rooster/mohawk inspired updo, and I found her gown more appropriate for an Oscar night.
The Best Dressed Band: Paramore; the new group was very Grammy appropriate and matched each other. I love how they all kept the look edgy, modern and age appropriate, from their hair to their clothes. It's so Rock and Roll to mix fancy jackets and ties with jeans or a delicate dress with an edgy color hair and knee high socks. The band scores big points when it comes to fashion!
Especially on fancy and expensive Armani's suits??
Both Ludacris and John Legend wore Giorgio Armani head to toe. and They looked very sharp, except for the short jacket sleeves!! John Legend wore a white tab shirt white hanky and a black velvet vest with his black suit; love the contrast in fabric weight. While Ludacris also looks sharp with a black shirt and white tie and hanky. The sunglasses and "ices" on both ear lobes give the classy suit a Grammy edge.
The band members of Daughtry are their usual sharp-looking selves but this time I find the band very mis-matched. There is everything: from leather to ruffled shirt to a three piece suit, and the hair goes from bald, to mohawk, to bob. It's always better that band members get together before deciding their Red Carpet look to keep a more omogeneous "story line" to their style.