The Grammys arrivals purple carpet sent the escapism we all needed on a evening when the scandal-rocked Recording Academy hoped notice was focused on nearly anything but the accusations of former President and Main Govt Deborah Dugan and Television audiences tuning in ended up trying to procedure the tragic news that before in the day Laker-for-existence Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-aged daughter have been two of the nine casualties in a Calabasas helicopter accident.
This escapism arrived in the kind of Old Hollywood glamour. It came in the kind of cowpoke stylish. It arrived in the sort of bellhop uniforms and outfit-coordinated nail artwork. It arrived in white. It arrived in black. And it arrived in scorching pink, lime eco-friendly and dove grey — basically what seemed like acres and acres of dove grey in the situation of Ariana Grande, who seemed to channel our collective exhaustion from the working day by sitting down down in the middle of the purple carpet. She was a little pony-tailed figurine in a puddle of tulle.
Grande did not just delight with the a single gray custom Giambattista Valli robe, even though, but apparently two (or probably a single gown with a convertible bodice) — switching it up someday concerning when she arrived on the carpet and exited it into Staples Centre.
The one particular aim-pulling arrival on par with Grande’s was 1 of the evening’s initial. That would be Grammy winner Lizzo, nominated for 8 Grammys (and the telecast’s opening performer), whose bespoke strapless Atelier Versace gown, with Swarovski crystals hand-embroidered on the entrance and a white faux-fur stole, channeled Previous Hollywood glamour from begin to finish.
Lizzo was far from the only vision in white arriving at the Grammy Awards. 2019’s best new artist winner Dua Lipa turned up in a simple, unembellished white Alexander Wang slip costume Priyanka Chopra Jonas arrived in a tailor made white Ralph & Russo dress with allover crystal elaborations, sleeve fringe and a deep-V neckline that plunged to her belly button and Gwen Stefani wore a white custom shell-embellished costume that was as brief in the hemline division as it was long in the backstory department.
“It’s Dolce & Gabbana,” Stefani told E!’s Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet, “and they did use some of the shells Blake gathered for me around the a long time.” (Blake Shell-ton get it? We could not tell if she was spinning a yarn or telling the truth, but beau Blake Shelton, who was standing at her side, did not refute the tale.)
Irrespective of whether it was in the long run actuality or fiction does not make any difference as a lot as the reality that Stefani’s frock experienced an added significant stage of detail that experienced Television viewers taking a next (or possibly third) seem. A further arrival amping up the tasty aspects was Billie Eilish — in a head-to-toe custom black and lime inexperienced Gucci ensemble that not only keyed perfectly off her two-tone black and neon eco-friendly hair but was mirrored in her fingernail art, every single nail sporting the same allover Gucci emblem as her outfit.
Lil Nas X was also on board (or perhaps on horseback) with the logopalooza, arriving in a fuchsia Versace cowboy ensemble, awash in studs and a Versace Medusa-head emblem on every single breast pocket — and in his still left ear. (For what it is really worth, there appeared to be a severe cowboy vibe on Sunday night’s carpet. Just test out Diplo and Orville Peck, the latter of whom was putting on a grey Dior Guys outfit, total with bolo necktie, cowboy hat and a fringe-embellished confront mask that made him look like the Lone Ranger).
Potentially the most pleasant element of all — a wide-brimmed hat with a distant-managed, confront-obscuring fringe privacy shade — arrived by way of the crimson carpet-slaying Billy Porter, whose dazzling blue, fringe-embellished, custom made flare-legged Baja East by Scott Studenberg jumpsuit and matching cropped jacket were being accessorized with a mechanical hat (built in collaboration with Sarah Sokol). It featured a curtain of dangling fringe that Porter’s stylist opened and shut from nearby when specified a sign by the “Pose” star. If flooring lamps could turn out to be authentic — and amazing — human beings, this is what they’d attempt for.
Lil Nas X was square in the saddle with the night’s other massive colour tale — shades of pink. Tyler, the Creator arrived in a pink bellhop’s uniform from Golfing Le Fleur (entire with epaulets, pillbox hat and carrying a piece of baggage) that channeled Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel.” Yola opted for a tailor made fuchsia sequin fringe robe by Christian Siriano, and FKA twigs break up the change in an Ed Marler generation that was black lace up major and a shade of dusty rose from the waistline down.