The music industry is home to some of the world’s most adventurous dressers—Rihanna, Gaga, Beyoncé, the list goes on—and at the Grammy Awards, its biggest night, risk-taking is the only rule. To make an impact, one has to have a look as innovative as one sounds. In a year marked by groundbreaking accomplishments (at 18, Billie Eilish is the youngest person ever to be nominated in all four of the major categories, while the boundary-pushing Lizzo leads the pack with eight nods), the style followed suit. Lizzo instantly commanded attention with an Old Hollywood-inspired look, a curve-hugging white Atelier Versace gown that she paired with a matching faux fur stole,.
The go-bold-or-go-home attitude dominated the event, crossing generations and genres. FKA Twigs lived up to her fashion icon status in a pink riding cape and embroidered catsuit combo that delivered full on fantasy, while newer stars like Rosalía expressed their individuality in red leather Alexander Wang adorned with plenty of flamenco fringe. Even those who arrived at the last minute—Dua Lipa making an entrance in dazzling Alexander Wang—were attuned to the night’s spirit of boundless creativity and outré style.