Ariana Grande Reveals Gown She Planned to Wear to Grammys
The pop star — who won an award for her album 'Sweetener' — shared photos of the custom Zac Posen number she would have worn had she not canceled her performance and appearance.
Ariana Grande wasn't present at Sunday night's Grammy Awards, but the pop star took to Instagram to share photos of herself in the gown she would have worn, had she not canceled her performance and appearance.
Grande posted five pictures while posing in a custom light blue Zac Posen number seemingly inspired by Disney's Cinderella. She paired the look with sparkling Borgioni opal diamond earrings, a custom Butani diamond choker worth more than $380,000, and her signature ponytail.
"When @zacposen makes u a custom gown it doesn't matter if you're singing or not…thank u," she captioned one of the photos. In a video post, Grande is seen walking in the gown, while a pet pit bull rides its train. "Just a surfin boy," she wrote of the dog.
According to data compiled by Lyst, there was a 400 percent increase in online searches for Zac Posen after Grande's posts went live.
While she wasn't present at the awards show, Grande did happen to win her first Grammy at this year's ceremony. Beating out stiff competition — including Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Pink and Shawn Mendes — Grande nabbed the award for best pop vocal album for her 2018 LP, Sweetener. She was also nominated for best pop solo performance for her hit single "God Is a Woman," but lost to Lady Gaga's "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)."
Grande's win comes just days after it was revealed that she canceled her appearance at the Grammys — where she was also set to perform — because of disagreements with the show's producer Ken Ehrlich. After Ehrlich told the Associated Press that Grande canceled her Grammys performance because she "felt it was too late for her to pull something together," the singer called out Ehrlich for "lying" about the situation.
"I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken," she tweeted. "It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend."
Added Grande, "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more."
Grande also responded directly to reports that Grammys producers wouldn't allow her to sing her latest hit, "7 Rings," from her most recent studio album, Thank U, Next. Grande reportedly made a brief compromise to include "7 Rings" in a medley but backed out again once the Recording Academy insisted on choosing the second song.
Later, Grande tweeted that she "offered 3 different songs." She explained, "It's about collaboration. It's about feeling supported. It's about art and honesty. Not politics. Not doing favors or playing games. It's just a game y'all…and I'm sorry but that's not what music is to me."
After her win, she took to Twitter to say: "i know i’m not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things....but fuck...."