These Grammys Boots Were Made for Rocking

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Hailee Steinfeld in Alexandre Vauthier boots.

Kick those stilettos to the curb.

Whether a nod to '80s rock, country western or rebellious punk, boots were a Grammys style statement on Sunday, replacing the more predictable platform sandal or strappy heel.

In many cases, it was the boots that made the look. Consider Grammy nominee for best comedy album Sarah Silverman, whose studded Jimmy Choo ankle boots gave her edgy look even more oomph.

According to the actress/comedian’s stylist, Micah Schifman, her Grammy look was created around the boots.

“We had the boots for another fitting and she loved them so much, we actually centered this look around them,” said Schifman, who paired them with Wolford fishnet tights, a Maggie Marilyn dress and pearls from Beladora.

Another instance where the boots made the look was with Hailee Steinfeld, who hit her sartorial stride on Sunday night.

Wearing a white strapless column gown by Alexander Vauthier, the actress' pair of metallic purple pointy toe over the knee boots (also by Vauthier) was an unexpected detail that pushed the look into the epic fashion realm expected at the Grammys.

Kesha paired a vintage Nudie’s Rodeo Tailor suit and shirt with sparkly country western-inspired silver booties by Barneys New York private label. She kept the suit the focal point, and the hint of sparkle on her shoes highlighted the work of the original Rhinestone Cowboy.

As usual, Rihanna’s ensemble — an off-the-shoulder chocolate brown patent leather Alexander Vauthier Haute Couture dress with matching thigh high boots — didn’t disappoint. The boots, plus a pair of matching gloves, made the look monochromatic and, of course, incredibly dramatic.