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    Grammy artists wear white roses for Time’s Up

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Recording artist Lady Gaga attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
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    Lady Gaga attended the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden.

    NEW YORK — Stars, including Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson, turned out on the Grammys red carpet Sunday displaying white roses in solidarity with the Time’s Up and #MeToo movements against sexual misconduct on music’s biggest night for what is usually the wildest display of fashion during awards season.

    Gaga was in a black lace top and leggings with a full skirt and train, white rose in place and her hair swept into a fishtail braid with black pins. Her signature towering platform shoes — black boots this time around— were on her feet. Rita Ora also wowed in black, a gown with a silver embellished lining open on one side to the hip. She, too, had a white rose pinned on.

    There was lots of black, perhaps spillover from the anti-sexual misconduct message of the recent Golden Globes, but there was also plenty of color.

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    Elton John didn’t disappoint on that score in a geometric-pattern, blue, gold and red sparkler of a jacket from Gucci, encrusted sunglasses to match. Country’s trio Midland — Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson — went big in the cowboy hat department, including a topper with a rainbow feather to match a similarly adorned jacket for one.

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    Sam Smith was in a green suit — yes he wore the rose — and a red scoop-neck shirt underneath, while Ne-Yo wore a yellow jacket. In a red tuxedo look, including red bow tie, was DJ Khaled and his adorable, mini-me 1-year-old son, who got a matching red suit.

    Khaled called Asahd: ‘‘My partner in crime, my best friend, my biggest blessing. ... When he smiles it’s like God smiling on me.’’

    Maren Morris was in a chain-link silver sparkler that brought the wow in a barely there design. Also in silver: A pregnant Chrissie Teigen as she posed with husband John Legend.

    Lana Del Rey, meanwhile, joined Sir Elton in Gucci, an angelic gown in cream with a high slit and crystal star theme, including a star head piece. Ashanti was a princess in long-sleeved gold.

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    Rapper K. Flay, in a black tuxedo jacket, chose a Time’s Up button instead of the flower but noted all such symbols are important expressions of solidarity for women. Songwriter Diane Warren, a 15-time Grammy nominee, wore black and white and went her own way on symbols. She wore white gloves with ‘‘Girl’’ on one hand and ‘‘Power’’ on the other, explaining: ‘‘I didn’t want to wear the rose. I’m a rebel.’’

    Diane Warren arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
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    Diane Warren arrived for the 60th Grammy Awards.

    Nominees The Secret Sisters won for largest white roses, noting it’s time for the music industry to step up and better acknowledge sexual misconduct.

    Perhaps the New York vibe — the Grammys hadn’t been held here in 15 years — added to the parade of music men and women opting for black, including traditional tuxedos and suits. Women in black went for both edgy and chic.

    Country star Reba McEntire, the latest pitch person as Colonel Sanders for KFC, was among them in a Jovani sleeveless studded gown in black with silver embellishment, white rose in place as a reminder to everybody to ‘‘treat each other like we want to be treated. It’s the golden rule.’’

    Clarkson’s black gown was embellished in silver and gold. Her white rose was long stemmed and she carried it as opposed to pinning it on. Mylie Cyrus also opted for the long-stem rose option to go with her black, skinny-legged trouser look.

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    Joy Villa, ever provocative on the red carpet, made a statement last year in a pro-President Donald Trump dress. This year, she wore a white gown with a rainbow uterus with fetus on one side and carried a ‘‘Choose Life’’ handbag. Oh, and a huge crown topped her head.

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    Clayeon Knight (R), Harrison Mills (L), and Wynne from Odesza arrive for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
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    Clayeon Knight (right), Harrison Mills (left), and Wynne from Odesza.

    Liz Hernandez arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
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    Liz Hernandez.

    Lisa Loeb arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMADJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
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    Lisa Loeb.

    JB Brubaker, from left, Dustin Davidson, Jake Luhrs, Matt Greiner and Brent Rambler of August Bleeds Red arrive at the 60th annual Grammy Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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    JB Brubaker (from left), Dustin Davidson, Jake Luhrs, Matt Greiner, and Brent Rambler of August Bleeds Red.

    Reba McEntire arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
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    Reba McEntire.

    The Mavericks arrive for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
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    The Mavericks.

    Jain arrives for the 60th Grammy Awards on January 28, 2018, in New York. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images
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    Jain arrived for the 60th Grammy Awards.

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actor-comedian Sarah Silverman attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
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    Actor-comedian Sarah Silverman.

    NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 28: Actor Anna Kendrick attends the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Madison Square Garden on January 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for NARAS)
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    Actor Anna Kendrick.

    Associated Press writer John Carucci contributed to this report.