Sunday night’s Grammy Awards were bound to feel a bit strange. The awards took place just a few hours after the news broke that
Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna died in a helicopter crash.
Not only was that tragedy fresh in the air, but the awards also took place at the Staples Center, the L.A. stadium where Bryant’s former team the Los Angeles Laker play their games.
But the show went on, as the show most often does, and the red carpet continued as per usual.
The Grammys have a much longer red carpet time than other awards shows, since awards are also given out during the day before the televised broadcast.
This year’s outfits were a mixed bag, but if they had anything in common, there was a whole lot of pink, a lot of wide, a ton of cowboy-style fringe, many dramatic flourishes, and, naturally, Billy Porter being Billy Porter.
Here are the outfits you have to see from the 2020 Grammys red carpet.
The beloved K-pop group model some pretty excellent coats.
More Shania Twain
We say this with all the love in the world: this is a bit chaotic, a bit confusing, and classic Shania.
More Chrissy Teigen and John Legend
Chrissy Teigen's dress makes me think of a monarch butterfly and also of a creamsicle, strangely both things I like better than Chrissy Teigen's dress. And John's suit is gorgeous, but the length is a little weird, no?
More Shawn Mendes
Magenta suits him! Not being photographed licking Camila Cabello's face suits him, too.
More Story continues Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah sure loves a bowtie. Other than that, though, this look is super sleek and sophisticated.
More Jessie Reyez
Canadian singer Jessie Reyez looks smashing in this glamorous red lace gown with her signature messy topknot. That skirt just looks like a dream, doesn't it?
More FKA twigs
This is full fashion vampire, and it's never suited anyone more.
More Lilly Singh
Tennis-ball green is a tricky colour to pull off, but Lilly Singh looks like a snack — and not just because she brought a purse filled with candy.
More Shaun Ross
The singer and model wore an outfit covered head-to-toe in pearls, surely one of the night's most opulent looks.
More Lil Nas X
SHUT IT DOWN. THIS WINS EVERYTHING.
More Billy Porter
IMAGINE HOW BORING RED CARPETS WOULD BE IF WE DIDN'T HAVE BILLY PORTER.
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This was the view when he pushed that shiny fringe away from his face, in case you were wondering.
More Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas
Priyanka Chopra clearly 1) didn't listen to me yell about Shaun and Camila's PDA 2) heard fringe was going to be the look of the night, and just went with it, and 3) I don't know ... lost a bet? It's rare for someone so extraordinarily beautiful to wear something so clearly wrong for her body.
More Brandi Carlile
There should be at last one floral three-piece suit at every awards show.
Common looks dapper in cranberry red.
More Lucky Daye
Lucky Daye appears to be vying for the Lil Nas X award for most eye-catching suit, a move we have no choice but to respect.
She looks like someone whose haircare advice you desperately want, but once you finally get up close, you lose your nerve because of all that leather and those pointy nails and the fact that she's making a long fringe totally work. Stop being so intimidatingly cool, Rosalía!
More Tyler, the Creator
Tyler, the Creator wore a millennial pink bellhop outfit, complete with a suitcase, for some reason.
More Ariana Grande
This gigantic, poufy custom Giambattista Valli has all the potential to be campy and fun, but the muted grey kind of ... mutes it. It feels like it's trying to do what Lady Gaga's
2019 Valentino Golden Globes dress
did. If you want to be big and fun, just be big and fun!
More Ariana Grande
But OK, yes, she does have the red carpet attitude down.
More Ariana Grande
We couldn't tell you why, but Ariana Grande changed into a second, gigantic gray dress and walked the red carpet ... again.
More Diplo and Orville Pec
Once again, Lil Nas X deserves credit for allowing alternative cowboys to thrive.
I feel like I bought the same, musty, rhinestone-y coat from a vintage store 10 years ago, and I've never related to Usher more.
More Billie Eilish
On an objective level, I dislike every part of this. But on her, the sum of its head-to-toe Gucci parts somehow transforms into something charming. What kind of scumbro magic is she using?!
More Maggie Rogers
This vintage Chanel looks like something she picked up on sale at Anthropologie, which may not sound like a compliment, but I can assure you that by my particular value system, it actually really is.
More Janina Gavankar
It isn't clear if this is one long train, or how you possibly walk or hold a drink in this gown, but it looks gorgeous.
More Gwen Stefani
This Dolce & Gabbana dress looks like the school uniform for a dystopian prep school for mean blonde teens.
More Anderson .Paak
He's scoring major points for this royal blue suit. But aren't you supposed to cut off those big tags? Or am I just doing it wrong?
More Lana Del Rey
What feels more surprising here: the fact that her very pretty dress may have been overshadowed by both Gwen Stefani and Shaun Ross' outfits, or the fact that she brought her
reality-star cop boyfriend? More Questlove
Why should men have to wear suits? Good on Questlove for wanting to change it up.
Come on, did you really think Lizzo would wear anything but an ultra-glam bedazzled Versace dress accessorized with fur?
More Jameela Jamil
This geometric gown is bold, but it's surprisingly fun.
More Tank and the Bangas
We all need to have more fun on the red carpet! Funk band Tank and the Bangas gets it.
More Heidi Klum
The pattern is glam as can be, but the high front slit and excessively low neckline make it look a bit flimsy. But hey: it's definitely better than
what she wore last year
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