Two Decades After J.Lo’s Iconic Green Dress, the Grammys Red Carpet Heats Up
Twenty years have passed since Jennifer Lopez took the Grammys red carpet by storm in her unforgettable Versace green dress, leaving the world in awe. Fast-forward to today, where the music industry’s brightest stars gathered at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, aiming to make their own memorable marks.
Lizzo, a breakout sensation with three Grammys to her name, arrived early and stole the spotlight. Dressed in a meticulously handcrafted, strapless white Versace corset gown adorned with Swarovski crystals, she radiated elegance. Her Old Hollywood waves and diamond-studded ensemble extended all the way to her perfectly manicured fingernails. Lizzo’s night began with a touching tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant and a powerful medley of her chart-topping hits.
Meanwhile, Lil Nas X, the country-rap sensation, made a grand entrance at the pre-gala award ceremony, securing his first Grammy for Best Music Video with «Old Town Road.» In a pristine white outfit, he turned heads with a studded cropped jacket, mesh shirt, and signature cowboy hat.
Gwen Stefani, who performed alongside her real-life partner Blake Shelton, captivated in a strapless Dolce and Gabbana mini-dress adorned with shells, complemented by thigh-high boots.
High Fashion and Glamour
Ariana Grande, the pop princess, floated onto the scene in a voluminous ruffled blue-gray tulle ball gown designed by Giambattista Valli. She added a touch of signature glamour with elbow-length gloves and her iconic ponytail.
Lana Del Rey, known for her baroque pop style, exuded elegance in a sparkling silver gown featuring a keyhole neckline and an array of dangling crystals that caught the light.
Vibrant Colors Make a Statement
The red carpet saw an explosion of vibrant colors. Lil Nas X, famed for his bold fashion choices, swapped his earlier white ensemble for a striking hot pink Versace cowboy outfit. This daring look included a studded cropped jacket, mesh shirt, and his signature hat.
Billie Eilish, recipient of the Best Pop Vocal Album Grammy, opted for a custom black and lime green Gucci ensemble paired with sneakers, epitomizing effortless coolness.
Canadian singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes showcased his style in a three-piece Louis Vuitton suit, featuring a deep cabernet hue that exuded sophistication.
Nail Art Takes Center Stage
At the Grammys, attention turned to nail art—longer nails were the trend. Lizzo’s nails were adorned with actual diamonds or diamond-like gems, making a bold statement that matched her music. As she sings in «Good As Hell,» «Head toss, check my nails, baby how you feelin’?»
Billie Eilish embraced wild green nails that flawlessly matched her custom Gucci attire. Spanish singer Rosalia, a Latin rock, urban, or alternative album winner, showcased her unique silver dagger-like nails, adding an extra edge to her style for the night.
Fashion Meets Politics
The Grammys red carpet is no stranger to political statements, and this year was no exception. While showbiz often leans away from Donald Trump, a few artists used their fashion choices to voice their support for the former president. Singer Joy Villa dazzled in a sparkly red gown, proudly displaying «TRUMP 2020» in bold white letters on the front, with «IMPEACHED & RE-ELECTED» on the back. She completed her look with a striking blue and white cape.
Former ’90s boy band singer Ricky Rebel made a memorable entrance with a red lace ensemble concealed under a canopied umbrella. He raised the umbrella to reveal a unique shredded shirt and red leather pants, featuring the words «IMPEACH THIS» on his exposed buttocks.
Actress Megan Pormer sent a message of peace and diplomacy with her red gown, featuring a daring high slit that boldly proclaimed «NO WAR IRAN.» She draped herself in a symbolic cape made of both the U.S. and Iranian flags.
The Grammys red carpet was not just a showcase of music’s finest talents but also a platform for artistic expression, political statements, and unforgettable fashion moments that will be remembered for years to come.