Grammys 2019: Black and White on the Red Carpet

I just got back from a week-long work training in Seattle, so I am all discombobulated and exhausted and WAY behind on posts, but I’m going to try and bang these remaining Grammys and BAFTAs posts out before we move into Oscars coverage!

Jennifer Lopez in Ralph and Russo

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The erstwhile J. Lo garnered a significant bit of controversy before ever walking down the red carpet when she signed on to preform a tribute to Motown because obviously when you think Motown, you think….Jenny from the Block? Yeah. No.

I don’t mind the dress – I actually like it a lot more than her usual over the top, sexy with a capital “S” vibe. But it’s pulling across the front and the hat is just hilariously extra.

Miley Cyrus in Mugler

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As sure as the seasons, with every impending Miley album, we get a new Miley look. This version is more reserved and (slightly) less prone to tongue wagging antics. This suit from Mugler is fine, but I’m not crazy about the fit and I am generally grumpy that flared pants are back in.

Janelle Monae in Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture 

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Janelle is superhuman in many ways, but primarily for me her superpower is in taking looks no one should be able to pull off and not only wearing them with aplomb, but making me like them. The interplay between the angles on the dress and hat is brilliant. And the hat! The hat is made of tiny intertwined gold safety pins and it’s absolutely incredible.

Dua Lipa in Versace

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Speaking of safety pins! Versace can’t seem to resist revisiting their most famous dress. This iteration is fine, if not a little more avant garde with the safety pin placement.

St. Vincent in Giambattista Valli

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Well, I’m glad it’s not her stabby vagina dress from last years’s Oscars. This should be two dresses though – there’s the admittedly cute mini dress with the pussy bow…and then there’s the floral cult robe. Either or would have been fine.

Chloe x Halle in Isabel Sanchis

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Chloe (right) and Halle are the up and coming artists mentored by Beyonce. The usually wear complimentary designs on the red carpet, like these wonderfully weird structural creations from Spanish designer Isabel Sanchis.

Heidi Klum in Stephane Rolland Haute Couture

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This is fine, except it somewhat makes her look like an angel whose wings suffered some debilitating and disfiguring incident and came out the other side terribly misshapen.


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