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Grammy’s 2016 fashion steals the show

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Taylor White | Staff Writer

Once a year musical artists come together to showcase their talents and receive awards at the Grammy’s. Fans wait with anticipation to find out who will be awarded for their hard work and musical genius throughout the night. In addition to the music, audiences also look forward to seeing what fashion celebrities will wear on the red carpet.

The fashion at this year’s red carpet showcased a variety styles designed specifically for each celebrity. Grammy nominated artist Kehlani looked stunning in her glamorous red, tie-neck long sleeve, floor length gown designed by Carlos Obando.

A few of the most outstanding looks came from Lady Gaga, Ciara and Janelle Monet. Lady Gaga strolled through the red carpet in a long royal blue red dress by Marc Jacobs. The dress had a high slit that revealed Gaga’s left thigh and was accented by red platform heels.

Lady Gaga never ceases to amaze others with her unique outfit choices. During her performance, her style paid tribute to the late icon David Bowie. Gaga often cites Bowie as an inspiration to her and her music.

Janelle Monae rocked an equally unusual, yet fierce, Grammy look. Monae incorporated her usual black and white color palette into an eye-catching red carpet ensemble, designed by Emm Kuo. Monae wore a black and white ensemble, with white long sleeved shirt embroidered with intricate black designs on her chest. The bottom half of her outfit includes a textured circle black skirt. Monae accessorized the outfit with a matching black and white hat, also designed Emm Kuo. Monae’s out-of-this-world look was accented with goddess braids and a pink lipstick.

R&B singer Ciara sported a sexy dress, designed by Alexandre Vauthier.  Never afraid to bare it all, the singer daunted a black haltered-neck wrap dress with sequins on the left side.  Sophomore, Arielle Wallace from Detroit, said “Ciara wore one of my favorite looks [for the night]. My favorite part about the dress was the high split because it shows off her legs, and that her hair was simple because it let the dress be the main focus.”

Although Beyoncé did not grace the red carpet, the gown she wore to present the award for Record of the Year was jaw dropping.  The white, lace dress was by designer Inbal Dror. It was a Victorian wedding dress-inspired gown that included sheer panels.

Some were not impressed with Beyoncé’s dress of choice, believing it look too much like a wedding dress.  Jennifer Lowe, sophomore, broadcast journalism major from California, said, “I expected more from her and her dress did not really meet up to my Beyoncé fashion standards.”

Although many fan-favorites were not able to pull wins from the Grammy’s, they went home with the gold for their fashion sense.

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