Top 12 Fashion Looks That Rocked the Grammys Red Carpet

11:46 PM 1/26/2020

by Ingrid Schmidt

Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, and Lil Nas X all made head-turning style statements.

Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X.
Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X.
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At the 62nd Grammy Awards  on Sunday, Jan. 26, the music crowd turned up in all their fashion glory on the red carpet, donning creative looks that spanned a broad spectrum. In an era of genre-free music, the boundaries also came down around gender and size.

While pop princess Ariana Grande stepped out in a soft, voluminous, tulle Giambattista Valli ballgown, Lizzo went full-on glam, channeling Diana Ross in a strapless white Atelier Versace siren dress with a high slit and a faux fur stole.

And gender-benders brought their all.

Eighteen-year-old Billie Eilish (the youngest to sweep the Big Four awards) upped her style game as part of the Gucci gang in a crystal-embellished look including an oversized bowling shirt and jogger pants, with slime green GG-logo nails to match.

Billy Porter continued his ode to disco in a Baja East jumpsuit, cropped jacket and accessories covered with over 70,000 crystals — not to mention a hat with a remote-control crystal-fringed veil.

Diplo decked himself out in 108 carats worth of jewels, while Shaun Ross went head-to-toe in pearls—  from his boots to his suiting to his drop earrings.

In a bellhop-inspired pale pink suit of his own design, Tyler the Creator accessorized with a suitcase filled with wardrobe changes.

Blending country and hip-hop, while wearing a studded Western look in Day-Glo fuchsia, complete with a harness (by Atelier Versace, no less), Lil Nas X has just dropped the mic.

  • Lil Nas X

    Nominated for six awards on the night, the 20-year-old musician upped his signature “Old Town Road” game (with the help of stylist Hodo Musa) in a fluorescent fuschia look by Atelier Versace: A studded leather jacket embellished with Swarovski crystals with matching trousers and harness, paired with coordinating cowboy boots and hat, printed silk scarves on each wrist, and gold Versace jewelry.

  • Ariana Grande

    With five nominations, the “Thank U Next” singer, who also performed, went for a “go big or go home” take on her trademark flirty, feminine style. Styled by Law Roach, Grande looked like a “princess” (as Roach remarked) in a voluminous, floaty, tulle Giambattista Valli ballgown paired with archival Christian Louboutin heels.

  • Billie Eilish

    The 18-year-old singer and show performer, who took home the Big Four, teamed with her stylist Samantha Burkhart to put a luxe new spin on her signature, gender-neutral style. Decked out in custom crystal-embroidered Gucci, Eilish’s look included a green turtleneck blouse with statement sleeves, oversized GG-logo jogger pants and “bowling shirt,” plus a face mask, fingerless gloves, metallic green Flashtrek sneakers and mismatched earrings: one GG drop earring and one lion head motif. And slime green GG-logo nails to match!

  • Lizzo

    Leading the pack with eight nominations, the “Cuz I Love You” crooner channeled Diana Ross on the red carpet, wearing an all-white bespoke Atelier Versace look: A strapless gown hand-embellished with Swarovski crystals, as was her glam white faux fur stole. “I was thinking of the powerful, iconic women who have come before her, and the image they’ve relayed when it’s come to glamour,” her stylist, Marko Monroe, said ahead of the show.

  • Billy Porter

    A presenter at the awards show, Porter continued his ode to disco in a “bright blue fantasy disco jumpsuit,” according to his stylist Sam Ratelle, created by Baja East creative director Scott Studenberg. The look (including Alexis Bittar jewelry, a Judith Leiber handbag with hand-cut crystal and crystal fringe, and custom Coach boots encrusted with over 9,000 crystals) boasts a total of over 70,000 Preciosa crystals.

  • Beck

    The musician looked dapper in a sparkly three-piece suit by Hedi Slimane for Celine: A grey wool jacket, vest and trousers bedazzled with white rhinestone pinstripes, paired with a striped silk shirt, silk polka-dot tie, white Chelsea boots, and the pop of a red silk floral brooch.

  • Gwen Stefani

    Before performing, Stefani hit the red carpet in a Dolce & Gabbana Alta moda gown covered with seashells that her stylist duo, Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn, said “was inspired by mosaic techniques developed by sailors who used seashells and other elements from the sea to create handmade works while they were away on long voyages.” The gown took over three months to make and Stefani wore it with high, over-the-knee cream patent LeSilla boots for “a bit of a rock ‘n’ roll edge,” said Zangardi.

  • John Legend

    Styled by David Thomas, Legend (who also had repeat performances and looks onstage) looked dashing on the carpet in a crisp white shirt and Alexander McQueen suit with an asymmetrical jacket (pleated on one side) that added just the right amount of edge. "I wanted to do something regal and statesmanlike," said Thomas. "The fabric is rich, but not bright. This hybrid suit/frock coat/kilt was the perfect combination of rock star cool and royalty."

  • Tyler, the Creator

    Channeling a bellhop in Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel, the 28-year-old rapper donned a pink suit from his own Golf Le Fleur label, paired with white gloves and oxford shoes, a red-and-yellow cap, square sunglasses and a suitcase — packed with the evening’s outfit changes.

  • Maggie Rogers

    The nominee for best new artist emanated star power in a black silk tulle Chanel gown embellished with beaded and sequin embroidery in a star pattern from the 2013-14 Métiers d’Art collection. She accessorized with Chanel Fine Jewelry diamond earrings, a ring set with diamonds and cultured pearls, and (in a sustainable statement) a chic water bottle carrier.

  • DaBaby

    The double nominee pulled it together with panache in a black cherry blossom-patterned jacket, pale pink trousers, a black bow tie and two large Chanel CC-logo brooches.

  • Shaun Ross

    Donning a heavily-embellished pearl look from head to toe (drop earrings to boots and everything in between — overcoat, top and trousers — by Amy Bond) the 28-year-old musician-model-actor stood out with his opulent, gender-bending statement style.