The Grammy Awards is one of the biggest nights in the music industry, recognising talent in the field. But… You would think that the Grammys has little to do with music but is rather a platform for the rich and famous to showcase the latest in fashion trends and style. For me, it is an opportunity to see the top designs and future outfits that I can potentially sew.
Simple yet Classic
Two of my ultimate favourite looks at the Grammys this year was fleshed out in black. Gwen Stefani rocked it in a stunning Atelier Versace black strapless jumpsuit. The asymmetrical nude bodice with black sequence was eye-catching. She kept her look minimalistic with diamond studs and black pointy Christian Louboutins. She described her outfit as “an artwork” & I so agree with Gwen! Ciara also set the scene in a black ruffled Alexandre Vauthier Couture – (he previously designed for Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier). Ciara also kept it simple with a classic gold belt and a pair of Louboutins.
Black is always best
A colour that made the red carpet a number of times was classic black – some lace and others beaded. Black is a staple in any closet and one can seldom go wrong – except for Madonna. Looks like she is going through mid-life crisis again. At the Grammys she wore an ill-fitted hooker-like outfit that was revealing in all the wrong places. Ladies who had some beautiful black dresses were: Beyonce wore an embroidered Proenza Schouler maxi dress with a plunging neckline. Nicki Minaj donned Tom Ford & Miley Cyrus wore an Alexandre Vauthier. Others in black included Jessie J, Ashanti and Nicole Kidman.
Learning from the guys
Anna Kendrick and Giuliana Rancic looked refined in their all black suits. Anna kept hers sleek in a classic, formerly mens brand Band of Outsiders, while Giuliana moved more with a feminine touch – though I would prefer a more skinner pants.
The outfit that is noted from the 2015 Grammys is Taylor Swift’s blue/green Elie Saab half-mini half-gown look. Its suits her girl next door persona. Another blue that walked the red carpet was Iggy Azalea in Armani. I loved the deep blue colour, as it is a colour I wore to a wedding recently, but I am not a fan of Iggy’s nest or bowl like hairstyle. I like plats, but there was something that didn’t fit. She needed some clogs to match the hairstyle. I also like the lighter shade of Katherine McPhees pinkish Emilio Pucci gown. Katherine stars in the series Smash, but she was also an American Idol runner-up.
A lady who covered more skin this time was Kim K in a glittering Jean-Paul Gaultier frock. I would rock this as a gown to bed, less the embellishments. I liked the colour of Rihanna’s frock, but not the cupcake frosting style – I suppose it is a change from her sexy trends. The colour also complemented her skin tone. Mary J kept her look classic, in a silver halter dress from J.Mendel – I adore the pleated skirt as it can be very slimming if worn correctly, and it can be dressed up or casual. Lastly, is Rita Ora – did not like the long sequency dress, but adored her make-up.
Grammy Award Winners
Oh and not forgetting of course, the reason for hosting the Grammys!! The delux winner at the Music Awards was newbie Sam Smith, British soul singer, walking away with four Grammy Awards for record and song of the year, best pop vocal album and best new artist. All deserving for his song that I love and have on repeat, Stay with Me. Sam changed many a times at the awards, but received his Grammy in a black suit – I am not too sure about those shoes Sam.
Other winners were Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z, Rosanne Cash, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Beck, Eminem, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Ziggy Marley, American Idol Season 4 winner – Carrie Underwood and making a comeback is Tony Braxton & Babyface winning the best R&B Album (not surprising). Go to http://www.grammy.com/nominees#main for the full list of winners.
Images courtesy of E Online & MTV