Anna Kendrick The Grammy red carpet ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime, from the most insane getups to ones a savvy shopper could score at, say, Opening Ceremony. “Pitch Perfect 3” star Kendrick veered toward the latter, channeling Janet Jackson with an ’80s-inspired double-breasted suit/bustier combination, a white rose pinned to her lapel. While celebs at the Golden Globes dressed all in black to support those who’ve spoken out about sexual harassment and assault, Grammy guests chose to wear (or carry) white roses to raise awareness about the issues.
Cardi B Even after staring at it for quite some time on a big-screen TV, Cardi B’s dress remained a mystery. Was it supposed to look angelic? Was it made from some sort of sculptured packing material? Ultimately, it didn’t matter. The “Bodak Yellow” rapper was the center of attention on the red carpet, just as she is wherever she goes. When she wasn’t flashing her enormous diamond engagement ring, she was dropping gems for the cameras. When asked how the Grammy nominee was feeling, she offered: “I’ve got butterflies in my stomach and vagina.”
Hailee Steinfeld Rather than go big, singer-actress Steinfeld played it sleek and elegant on the red carpet in a strapless white column dress. She did work some color into her look, however, from streaks of frosty aqua eyeshadow to knee-high purple boots she could have swiped from Prince himself, may he rest in peace. Thigh-high slits were favored by many Grammy denizens Sunday night, but the 21-year-old Steinfeld may have rocked the look best.
Rihanna She didn’t walk the Grammys red carpet, choosing to keep her crazy cool look under wraps until she took the stage with Kendrick Lamar to accept the award for best rap/sung performance. Head-to-toe patent leather is tough to pull off without looking like a dungeon keeper, but Rihanna managed to, her shiny off-the-shoulder trench and matching knee-high boots the very height of chic. Miles of curls softened it all beautifully.
Chrissy Teigen It’s always interesting to see how celebs dress for the red carpet when they’re pregnant. After all, looking good in front of all those cameras is challenging even when you’re not dressing for two. Rather than dress down her baby bump, Teigen dazzled in an eye-popping silver sequined gown and glittery earrings. In truth, she’d just made a much bigger statement. A few hours earlier, she and husband John Legend donated $200,000 on behalf of the women of the USA gymnastics team to Time’s Up, the organization providing legal support for victims of sexual assault and harassment.Hayley Kaufman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.