The star-studded Grammys may be over, but we’re still recovering from the extraordinary fashion on display, so check out our style roundup to set your pulse racing.
The biggest music awards ceremony of the year celebrated its 61st birthday in true style in LA at the weekend and so did the A-list.
From glitz and glamour to out there avant-garde, this year’s roundup from some of the most stand out numbers from the event will more than impress.
Would a glittering celebrity bash like the Grammys even exist without a nice helping of razzle-dazzle on the red carpet? No of course not and artists like Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa and H.E.R did not let us down.
Lady Gaga took her place firmly in the ‘sparkly’ category with an impressive sequin number by Celine and joining her in silver sophistication, was Dua Lipa in a Greek-goddess inspired gown.
Camila Cabello shimmered in floor-length, pink by Armani Prive and breakthrough R’n’B artist H.E.R sizzled in a sequined jumpsuit by Coach. But perhaps one of the highlights of the show was Michelle Obama’s surprise appearance, adorned in a sparkly, green suit by one of her favourite design duos Sachin and Babi.
‘Fluffy’ is another category we at Kozzii HQ truly appreciate (mainly for the fun texture and nod too old school glamour it evokes) and this year’s Hollywood elite definitely got the feathery memo.
Leading the pack was Jada Pinkett Smith who channelled her inner flapper, with a 1920s style Roberto Cavalli classic. With Anna Kendrick and Ashlee Simpson following with Anna in floaty tiers of froth and Ashlee dazzling in a Gerorge Chakra catsuit.
Master tailoring is always a strong choice with Miley Cyrus in Mugler, Tracee Ellis in a luminescent lime green get-up and Kylie Jenner cutting a cool figure in pastel pink Balmain, offering a sleek alternative to the bejewelled gowns.
Host and 15 times Grammys winner Alicia Keys took the stage and screen by storm as she rocked five looks during the ceremony, starting with an ultra-chic red, Armani Privé dress. She then wowed the crowds during the night, switching it up with two Oscar de la Renta looks, as well as an on-trend leather suit and glittery trousers from Balmain.
Arguably the most exciting part of the Grammys style is always the weird and wonderful works of art that make an appearance – and this year’s selection beats 2018s hands down.
Janelle Monaé well and truly set the bar as she stepped out in a highly structured ‘v’ shape dress, paired with a geometric hat, making this an outfit which really stood out from the rest.
Katy Perry got the tongues wagging as she took centre stage in a statuesque, Balmain ‘puff gown’ and Ashanti straddled both retro glamour and modern artistry with a swirling gold garment.
R’n’B duo Chloe and Halle pulled off a dynamic look in a geometric, monochrome wonder which was bound to have impressed mentor Beyonce.
Taylor Parkx stunned in a crazy, ruffle creation complete with converse and bizarre hairclips, but it was Cardi B’s fabulously off-the-wall, vintage Thierry Mugler ‘oyster dress’ which will secure her place in the Grammy’s style, hall of fame.
The boys also cut a fine figure on the ‘carpet, with a collection of sharp suits to laidback streetwear.
You can’t go wrong with a vintage style white Tux and that’s exactly what Mark Ronson and Derek Ali got right, along with Jay Rock who stylishly paired his Tux with a white polo-neck. Grammy nominee Hit-Boy shook things up with a salmon pink version of the classic, as did Gregory Porter who opted for a smart blue version.
And if classic is a go-to, then these guys nailed it with stylish takes on the timeless black suit, with Pusha T in a sequin trimmed jacket and Diplo ditching the tie. Fourth time Grammy winner Drake may have got his acceptance speech cut off early, but his super sleek black suit and polo combo put him a cut above the rest.
Once again it’s the men pushing the boundaries on what’s acceptable on the famous runway that’s the most fun to watch.
First up is Best Traditional R&B Performance Grammy award Leon Bridges in a customised ‘all-American’, yellow leather suit by quirky New York brand Bode.
Continuing the American theme was Post Malone with a brilliantly bizarre pink ‘cowboy’ suit, complete with pink, studded boots. The whole genius ensemble was designed by his stylist Catherine Hahn, who pulled the strings to get his leather garbs kitted out in star-shaped rhinestones ready for the event.
Some other contenders for the most ‘avant garde’ on the carpet also go to Isaac Cole Powell who pulls of a ‘shorts’ with ankle boots and socks version of the penguin Tux. And a tongue-in-cheek concoction from LGBTQ advocate Ricky Rebel, caused a stir as he stepped out with ‘Keep America Great’ emblazoned across his jacket.
You can’t exactly ignore record producer Shawn Everitt’s curious ‘Star-Wars-meets-Gladiator’ combo as he made a bold statement with leather epaulettes, a corset and asymmetric pleated skirt.
Fantastic Negrito brought a nice flash of colour to the carpet as he donned a vibrant orange suit for the occasion, and Young Thugg broke the ‘dress-up’ rules by bringing a casual mismatch of an outfit to the table.
So there you have it, the good, the bad and the bizarre rounded up in a nutshell. What’s your favourite look from the parade? Let us know! And as it’s award season, check out our tribute to BAFTA winner Sandy Powell as she smashed it at this year’s celebration.