As if it escaped your notice, the 2015 Grammy Awards took place this weekend…and it was BIG! Honestly, I don’t think the Grammy Awards have had such a great turnout in years! Most touching moment of the night for me? When the late Joan Rivers won a Grammy, because all I could think was: Joan would be loving this! From Kimye to Lady Gaga, all the big names were in attendance and many of them looked deliciously wacky! Joan would’ve been on CLOUD 9 ripping Madonna’s boudoir matador look apart on Fashion Police, and who could blame her? Riccardo Tisci is a man of many talents, but burlesque matador is apparently beyond even his skill level.
Yes, music’s biggest stars meant BUSINESS this year, pulling out all the stops in custom and couture looks aplenty. Fashion mavens like yourself are in for a real treat! Here is my Worst Dressed List of the night, featuring some red carpet veterans – and some misguided newcomers. Let’s go!
Let’s kick things off with Ashanti, who has a serious case of ‘the wrong dress’. Not all of us are meant to be wearing sternum cutouts girl. It’s okay, they don’t flatter me either. Go with what works for YOU next time!
Charli XCX in Moschino
Well, we knew at least ONE person would show up in in cartoonish Moschino. Pop stars love them some Jeremy Scott, and Jeremy loves himself some pop stars. In fact, he recently told Harper’s Bazaar that he ‘collects pop stars’, which works as they’re eager to divulge in his kitschy madness. What sets Charli XCX apart from Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry? Both Miley and Katy knew to hang up the kitsch in favor of couture for the Grammys. Charli dear, you might want to do the same next time.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Saint Laurent
Gwyneth bypassed the pre-show of the Grammy Awards, thus…we digest her ensemble atop concrete instead of a red carpet. She was obviously late for the red carpet after dedicating HOURS to perfecting her hair and makeup. Oh, wait…
Goop! Get it together. You’re too smart and fashion savvy for this. You’re messing with me!
Helen Lasichanh and Pharrell Williams in Adidas
Pharrell! Couldn’t you have given your date 15 minutes to CHANGE between scuba lessons and the Grammy Awards? I mean, c’mon! Rude.
Joy Villa in Andre Soriano
I could literally stare at this ALL DAY and never get tired of it. It’s glorious! How kind of Joy to remind us how important recycling is for the environment. Guys, it’s never too early to start planning for Earth Day!
Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad Couture
When the latest Zuhair Murad collection debuted at Couture Week, I knew some misguided celebrity would turn up to a major red carpet event looking like a muppet. Enter Katy Perry: Sesame Street’s special guest star! (The hair is a wig, btw. You know, because that’s important info!!)
Kim Kardashian in Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
When it came to wishlists, I was HOPING this Jean Paul Gaultier SS15 couture would arrive to the Grammy’s on Lady Gaga. Instead, we got Kim Kardashian. Great. *fakes enthusiasm*
Looks like the JP Gaultier team found dressing Kim as lackluster as I do, and went on strike. Zero altering was done for the runway gown to fit Kim’s WAY-shorter-than-a-runway-model physique. A bad fit is 100% what kills this. I can’t help but chuckle over Kimmy absolutely drowning in a fancy bath robe. The girl who just loves to be naked these days is being suffocated by clothes. Karma!! *zing*
Madonna in custom Givenchy
In case you missed it, Madonna wore a red Givenchy number in her performance that made my Best Dressed List. I know it’s hard to believe, but I found this just a bit too busy. She’s a bullfighter by day, a saloon mistress and dominatrix by night!
Meghan Trainor in Galia Lahav
When Meghan Trainor appeared on the red carpet, all of Twitter gave a collective: NOOOOOOOOO! Which begs the question, how did Meghan’s team of people think this was a yes? One particularly astute onlooker tweeted that Meghan Trainor is ‘All About that Lace’. Oh she is. She IS!
Rihanna in Giambattista Valli Couture
To me, Rihanna looks like a really delicious cupcake I’d like to serve on Valentine’s Day. To others, she came dressed as a human loofah. Whether you want to eat her or use her for exfoliating, there’s no arguing that Rihanna looked fabulously wacky! Thank you Giambattista Valli!
Well, there you have it! I motion we give the recycling queen Joy Villa an honorary award for making the night! Rihanna’s cupcake puts up a good fight, but I wager orange garbage taken from a construction sight reigns supreme. What do you think? Let me know who tops your Best and Worst Dressed!
ICYMI, the Best Dressed list featured smashing hits from Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift and more! Definitely check that out. And, let me know who topped your Best and Worst Dressed lists!