Awards Shows, Fashion, Lien Yeung

Grammy Awards 2012: Best Dressed List

The 2012 Grammy Awards came and went. Adele was the big winner of the night with 6 awards but here are the night’s biggest winners on the red carpet. I didn’t find any major fashion stand-outs which is a surprise since the Grammys are usually a great opportunity for celebs to have a little more fun.  In no particular order…the Grammy red carpet awards go to….

Rihanna Grammys 2012

Rihanna in Giorgio Armani

As the latest spokesperson for Armani, Rihanna not only showed up in one of the label’s dresses but actually had a hand in designing it. The dress was the perfect pairing of ultra sexy Rihanna style with clean Armani tailoring. She accessorized with gold rings, Jacquie Aiche body jewelry, a sleek gold Jimmy Choo clutch, and Christian Louboutin pumps (the same pair that Alicia Keys wore that night!).


Fergie in Jean Paul Gaultier

One of the few “risky” dresses of the night, Fergie hit a home run in this lace Gaultier dress. Bright orange and of the season, the dress is also part of a collection that calls Amy Winehouse muse. A perfect sartorial homage to the late singer.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

I’m certainly not one of the biggest fans, but Grammy presenter Gwyneth Paltrow looked statuesque and stunning. Wearing one of her good friend Stella McCartney’s designs, she showed off all best features in this black cut-out gown. The halter neckline emphasised toned shoulders and arms;  the polished gold belt complemented healthy, glowing skin. The easy but elegant ponytail pulled together an overall modern yet elegant look.  I was even a fan of her modest makeup  – clearly, no red carpet rookie here.

Corinne Bailey Rae

Corinne Bailey Rae in Christian Siriano

The songstress chose one of Christian Siriano’s Fall 2011 creations for the Grammys. The volume & movement in the dress screams music to me when I look at it. It could also be that she reminds of the giant gramophone she’s standing against. Matching her hair to the dress was a bit much but overall, it’s fun and flirty.  Corinne was wearing Christian right down to her tippy toes – albeit the Payless version.

Adele Grammys 2012

Adele in Armani Prive

A special shout out needs to go to Adele. I didn’t find her red carpet debut anything extraordinary (look #1 was Armani Prive and her performance dress is TBD)  but her hair & makeup choices were fab.

Rocking a perfect cat eye and slightly blonder hair, Adele was all class.  She wore heavily lined,  silver and charcoal shadow on the eyes paired with a bright red lip. During her (amazing) performance, she switched to a nude lip – most likely so that we’d pay attention to her voice rather than her pretty pout. Only critique? The heavy contouring under her cheeks were at times ashy & painful.


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