After being postponed from January 31 to April 3 due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, the 64th Grammy Awards showcased musicians' hit songs and jaw-dropping outfits.
Celebrities glided across the red carpet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas wearing stunning designs featuring various kinds of tones, colors, and styles.
Emma Schmalz, a broadcast journalism major who attended the Grammys said “I think that there were tons of different styles this year. Artists in the music industry tend to dress super unique and true to their own style which I really appreciate seeing.”
Artists embraced the outlandish spirit of the event by dressing in a multitude of colors and textures. Harpers Bazaar says that a music-maker’s purpose is to express a message of artistry and passion in how they dress.
St. Vincent spoke to her music in her pink Gucci gown with ruffles and sequins. The different fabrics and inconsistent textures relate to the sophisticated composition of her music.
However, some singers proved that a classic goes a long way. Dua Lipa appeared on the red carpet in a Fall 1992 Versace dress with black leather straps, gold accessories, and needle-straight blonde hair.
Megan Thee Stallion showed up in a leopard print dress with an intense and confident smokey eye. Lipa and Stallion later changed into gold safety pin dresses with black patent leather leggings from Versace.
“I also loved Megan Thee Stallion and Dua Lipa's outfits since they presented the award for Best New Artist together and were matching in head to toe black,” said Schmalz.
Versace was a Grammys fan favorite. “I loved all of the Versace looks, some worn by Lily James, Dua Lipa, and Megan the Stallion,” said Shaina Bassan, the owner of a cosmetic brand called “Shaina B Miami”. Bassan said that Versace dresses are a classic and she tends to gravitate towards that the most.
Doja Cat wore a sheer mint Versace dress, accessorized with diamonds, and a platinum hair style straight out of the ‘90s. “I was really excited to see what Doja Cat would be wearing and I absolutely loved it,” said Bassan. Many musicians and guests stepped out in detailed metallic textures and dark colors. Cynthia Erivo dazzled in a Louis Vuitton silver dress. The sleeves were embroidered with amazing designs and adorned with silver drippings on the side. “I feel that Cynthia Erivo is always coming out with the hits! She surprised me with the metallic and gray style,” said Melonya Coates, a store manager for South Moon Under. Paris Hilton captured all eyes in her transparent cape dress with silver gems and metallic details. Coates was obsessed with Hilton’s red carpet look, but she also believes that menswear is underrated and “a lot of the men that attended the Grammys are catering to what is ‘in-style’.” Lenny Kravitz rocked the red carpet in a silver metal mesh top with leather pants and knee-high heeled boots, a look created by Natalia Fedner. But Kravitz wasn’t the only man wearing heels. Jared Leto wore a detailed coat with fur cuffs over a sparkling lace shirt. He styled it with sunglasses and white Cuban-heel boots. According to Vogue, “heels are becoming more common among men.” The red carpet at the 2022 Grammys was filled with many different styles and concepts. Artists and musicians were decked out in diverse ensembles, but their individual creativity aligns closely with their music.