Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grammy Arrivals Pt. I

Let's talk Grammys, shall we? I had really high hopes for tonight's red carpet outfits judging from last night's Clive Davis Grammy event. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed with tonight's turnout and wardrobe choices. Here are my faves (and fails) for the evening who win (and lose) major fashion points in my (albeit unofficial) book:

FAVES:

PINK

 
{Image Courtesy of AP Photos}

Before I begin the long list of loves and hates, I must give tons and tons of credit to Pink for this gorgeous/amazing/beautiful/stunning/immaculate/perfect/glamorous gown! I did a double take when I saw this stunner walk the red carpet. I have to give this one Best Dressed of the Night. What a gorgeous dress! From the jeweled and ruffled bustline to the crystal-encrusted waist belt to the scalloped and tiered skirt, this gown is absolutely divine. I will update once I find out who the designer is!

LADY GAGA

LOVING IT! I love Lady Gaga and her recent Armani Prive phase. The designer created this galactic gown inspired by his SS 2010 collection. I love how simple the lines of the high-low hem and corset top are, yet the presumably one million Swarovski crystals and God knows what material spiraling around her keeps things more than interesting. I'm loving the spiky whatever-that-is-in-her-hand and THOSE SHOES!!! Sensing some McQueen 2010 happening down there. Pay attention to her crystal studded tights. Love this.

KATY PERRY
 
I'm not sure how I feel about this Zac Posen dress, but I totally "get" Katy Perry's style. I think she did OK with her nude Indian-inspired dress which, observed by Ryan Seacrest, was covered in metallic embellishments. She was also sporting a bindi between her eyebrows, a practice she picked up on her recent trip to India, no doubt. Not my fave, but I had to pick from a pile of "just OK" dresses.

RIHANNA

 
I love Rihanna, I really do. I'm digging this Elie Saab Couture dress straight off of the 2009 runway.  I think the creamy ivory color looks amazing against her caramel colored skin. The bodice is covered with chiffon and feathers and the draped fabric on the hips adds high drama and volume. I'm not sure if this dress with its sweeping train and dramatic front slit is a bit much for this event, but she is definitely rocking it! Her hair (which I have been questioning lately) is PERFECT for this high neck silhouette. Rock on, Ri Ri!

Fails:
TAYLOR SWIFT
 
 
 I really want to love Taylor Swift's dress. Let me just say I dislike the starry night thing that's going on. The skirt is gorgeous. However, the top of the dress is REALLY disappointing and too old for this 19 year old! It's borderline pageant-y. Her stylist, Joseph Cassell, is so much better than this! At second look, the dress is actually beautiful, it's the old lady hair that's really throwing me off. For such a big night for her, I expected a bit more.

JENNIFER HUDSON
Now, there's nothing wrong with this dress. It is extremely figure-flattering and has a gorgeous old Hollywood silhouette (which is always good). Unfortunately, I loved it more on Blake Lively and, the designer herself, Victoria Beckham. Having SOME experience in the styling sector, I'm truly surprised that her stylist put her in this repeat look! Vogue Editor-At-Large Andre Leon Tally has famously dressed the Dreamgirls star for several occasions, but I find it quite jarring that he would dress her in VB's most worn peplum hem dress. Meh.
BEYONCE
 
::Sigh:: What is this? I totally get what look she was going for, but I really expected more glitz and glam from the diva herself! Beyonce's choice was a look from Stéphane Rolland's Fall 2009 runway collection. In my defense, I do love everything below the waist. The silhouette of the skirt and the ribbed panels that add some geometric edge to this zip-down dress. Not digging the zipper or the big shoulders. If it makes any difference, I hate the earrings too.


{Images courtesy of Red Carpet Fashion Awards}

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