by CAROLINE GAVURA Section Editor
This year at the 56th Grammy Awards, metallic colors and deep gem shades ruled the red carpet. The Grammys are famous for being an award show where celebrities are allowed to take risks with their fashion choices.
A great example of this would be Katy Perry, who chose to wear a beautiful sleeveless Valentino gown covered in music notes. Other risk-taking celebrities included Madonna, who chose to wear a grill with her perfectly tailored Ralph Lauren suit, and Pharrell who wore a large felt hat with his jeans and Adidas track jacket.
Taylor Swift looked stunning in a metallic silver Gucci chain-mail dress, which was by far my favorite look of the evening. Rita Ora followed suit by wearing a metallic green-gold dress by Lanvin and gorgeous smokey eye makeup.
“Taylor looked gorgeous! I loved how the silver dress looked on her pail skin. Her makeup and hair was also perfect,” said junior Michelle Barclay.
A pregnant Ciara looked glowing in an ornate metallic gold Pucci dress, and P!nk looked radiant in a satin ruby red Johnna Johnson gown.
Beyoncé looked fabulous as usual, sporting her new short hairdo and a white-hot Michael Costello gown, which was revealing but still tasteful.
The women were not the only ones who shined on the carpet as the men also had a few great looks.
The dream team, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, looked as though they had just stepped off the runway. Lewis went with a silk houndstooth suit, while Macklemore chose a velvet emerald green tuxedo.
John Legend looked dapper in a classic black tux, and Miguel took a risk in leather pants and matching boots by Yves Saint Laurent.
While there were a lot of great looks that rocked the red carpet, there were some flops.
Cyndi Lauper looked semi-crazy in a huge, bright red top knot and a black dress-cape ensemble. It is a shame that an 80’s fashion icon like Lauper has a hard time modernizing her style.
Zendaya’s color-blocking dress looked like a long button-down shirt, and showed a lot of skin for someone so young. I did like, however, how she matched her makeup to the blue color of her dress.
“I liked Zendaya’s gown, but I think it would better on someone who is older. She is young and should wear something fun and age appropriate,” said junior Cori Haider.
Natasha Bedingfield’s bright orange gown with a draped top fit awkwardly on her body and did not look good with her pale skin.
Alicia Keys’ bright blue sleeveless dress had an awkward box-shaped cut in the front, which showed off her toned arms, but made her middle look uncomfortable and too exposed.
Men surprisingly outdid the women this year with suave styles and fabrics. Showing a little skin, like Beyoncé, can be sexy, but showing too much, like Zendaya, can be borderline trashy. Overall, the theme of the 56th Grammy Awards was to take risks with fashion and be bold.
Which Grammy Awards ensemble is your favorite?