Katherine Greenspon | Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Watching this years Grammy’s, it’s evident that today’s hottest artists aren’t just entertaining through their voices and incredible musical abilities. Their staggering style and trendy fashion faux pas keeps viewers glued to television screens because whether its Nicki Minaj head to toe in leopard or Lady Gaga trapped in a giant egg all are left stunned in our seats.
This year’s fashion choices are proof that an entertainer’s job doesn’t just end when they get off the stage. The Smith family strutted their stuff as Willow Smith whipped her hair back and forth with orange highlights and a getup to match. Jayden Smith surprised later in the show during the amazing Justin Bieber and Usher performance. The energy was high and the performance dominated the night.
The men of the night sported edgy but classy suits. Ricky Martin mixed it up with silver skin tight pants and some lace up black boots for finish. Handsome Drake rocked the all black suit with his sequined dressed mother as his date.
The women of the night stole the show with gowns that caused jaws to drop as low as the hemlines.
If anyone noticed the popular trend of gold on the red carpet this year you were not alone. An obnoxious parade of gold gowns flooded the carpet on the bodies of Heidi Klum, LeAnn Rimes, Kathy Griffin, Selena Gomez, Miranda Lambert and bootylicious Kim Kardashian. Selena Gomez sported a super sleek J. Mendel gown whereas Kim Kardashian showcased a gold sequined Kaufman Franco gown. She told Ryan Seacrest during an interview that the dress was tailored too small for her backside. The designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco had to modify the dress last minute so that she could fit into it in time for the show.
The fashion choices for this year’s 53rd Grammy Awards veered away from traditional and safe and favored color and cuts that were innovative and fresh. Jennifer Hudson showed off her new slender body in a very flattering navy Versace dress with pin straight hair. Miley Cyrus was a pleasant surprise when she graced the carpet wearing a metallic tiger-print Cavalli dress with chunky bracelets to match. Cyrus’s hair was left in loose waves that only added to the bohemian feel that left audiences in awe.
Although there were plenty of long dresses represented, a couple of ladies had no problem showing off some leg. J. Lo wore a low cut, V-neck, long sleeved dress that hugged her body in all of the right places. Her hair was left relaxed and blow dried with a part right down the middle. She was not the only performer looking fierce in a mini dress. Keri Hilson, Ciara and Jersey Shore’s Snooki all arrived wearing barely there dresses that showcased their shape despite the cool February evening.
Some, however, did not make the best fashion choices. Paramore was a bit confusing. The men looked messy and uncoordinated, and Hayley Williams tried channeling the 60s with a horrible looking black and pink feather costume dress. If the dress didn’t offend then the makeup did the trick. Her neon green eye shadow, orange eyebrows and fire red hair and lips were enough to give Lady Gaga a run for her money.
Katy Perry had similar bad luck with a white gown designed by Armani that appeared to have white feather wings protruding from her back. Not exactly “Teenage Dream” material.
Award shows are always entertaining but half the fun is admiring and judging the fashion sense of the stars. This year’s Grammy Awards did not disappoint and the performances and awardees were all equally amazing to watch.