Grammy Awards 2020: Hottest red carpet looks from Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner to Billy Porter and more
The music industry celebrated the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles last night and with it came some high-energy performances, heartfelt speeches and tributes in the wake of NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s death. Although a sombre night, the Grammys were celebratory and affirming, hosted by Alicia Keys, the event saw performances from Lizzo Beating, who earned a whopping eight nominations, Billie Eilish, who bagged herself five winning nominations, other artists included BTS, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tyler The Creator, and Jonas Brothers.
The Grammys red carpet is also well-known for its history of daring, bold, outre fashion and this year did not fail to disappoint either. With Priyanka Chopra’s Ralph & Russo gown, Lizzo’s Old Hollywood-inspired Atelier Versace white gown, Ariana Grande’s huge tulle Giambattista Valli gown, Sophie Turner’s edgy Louis Vuitton mini-dress, Billy Porter’s motorized fringe lampshade hat and custom Baja East jumpsuit and Lil Nas X’s hot pink body harness and cowboy ensemble... this year had it all and then some. Here are some of the hottest looks from the Grammys we spotted:
One of the most-talked-about looks from the evening, Priyanka’s Ralph & Russo gown had a plunging neckline and left little to the imagination. She certainly looked stunning in this off-white ensemble that also sported an overload of fringes on the sleeves.
The Queen of the North twinned with her husband and singer Joe Jonas in a Louis Vuitton Spring 2020 black mini-dress. Sophie walked the red-carpet in a chevron-print minidress by Louis Vuitton that featured a tiered miniskirt, styled with a bold red lip and cut-out black heels.
The singer served up some looks with her two gowns. Keeping with Ariana’s princess aesthetic, the first was a custom Giambattista Valli tulle gown, which was 20 feet in diameter! That is a lot of ruffles and tulle. The second dress was tamer, with a baby blue, strapless Zac Posen silk gown, although it was also fit for a princess.
Known as the God of red carpets, Billie Porter has upstaged Lady Gaga at the MET Gala, and is known to have the most creative outfits. Him and his stylist, Sam Ratelle have worked on over 150 red carpet looks from the Emmys, Tonys, and the Oscars. At the Grammys, Billy developed a hat along with designer Scott Studenberg, which featured a motorized crystallized curtain, which he paired with a Baja East fall 2020 bright blue jumpsuit with similar crystal accents. This look was apparently inspired by Billie Eilish and their meeting the American Music Awards.
The ever iconic queen of pop music did not disappoint at the Grammys with a curve-hugging dazzling white strapless dress by Atelier Versace with a sexy slit and crystal-encrusted piping. She went retro with a white faux fur stole and layered diamond necklace as her accessories.
The youngest artist to win four major categories, Billie Eilish is a legend of sorts from her unique voice to her unique fashion choices. At the Grammys, Billie wore Gucci head-to-toe in her favourite colour - slime green. From her roots, Billie wore a Gucci emblem-coated jacket and pants, paired with similar logos on a facemask, earrings, and nails. She also wore Gucci’s Flashtrek sneakers featuring green jewels and black and green mesh suede and leather panelled uppers.
Lil Nas X
Bringing back the ‘90s fashion, Lil Nas X wore all bright neon pink ensemble with body harness and all. He wore a custom cropped jacket with strong shoulders, high-waist pants and a cowboy hat, all festooned with the Italian fashion label’s signature Medusa icon and gold studs accessorized with cowboy boots and silk scarves fluttering from his wrists. Lil Nas also had a mix of jewellery from Versace and John Hardy.
Dua Lipa made a late yet fashionable arrival in a white two-piece white silk set. Following the ‘90s trend her skirt was a mid-waisted maxi slip skirt, paired with a bustier-style top from Alexander Wang.
The Senorita singer Shawn Mendes lead the charge of men in classic tailoring. He looked especially dashing in a skinny three-piece by Louis Vuitton and pearl waistcoat chain, a dainty accent that felt refreshing.
The ever-famous K-pop band BTS had their first Grammy performance with Lil Nas X and looked absolutely dashing in Bottega Veneta. The seven member group coordinated in trench coats, all in neutral tones.
Lilly Singh, YouTube personality and recent TV show host shook up the Internet with her eccentric accessory choice. Lilly stunned in a lime green Georges Chakra gown and matching platform heels, and carried a clear hand-bag full of colourful Skittles. A perfect snack for a long awards show.
Tyler the Creator
Tyler the Creator is known for his unusual style and frank-ness. Paying tribute to his Grammy outfit in 2018, where he had the phrase “double my luggage” written on his Converse shoes. This year, Tyler came with actual luggage, he wore a custom Golf Le Fleur baby pink bellhop outfit, paired with white gloves, a meticulously buttoned jacket, and a red bellboy cap complete with a matching boxy suitcase. The suitcase actually had his second outfit for the evening. This look was deliberately taken from the Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel. He bagged the award for Best Rap Album for his hit album Igor.