Sparkly, studded and strutting in designer looks, the Grammys parade of often out-there fashion kicked off in a downpour Sunday, but that didn’t dampen spirits as the music industry’s best showed off their myriad outfits.
Cardi B had a spot of trouble walking in a sculpted look that evoked a mermaid in the half shell, pearls included. It was hatched in 1995 by Thierry Mugler. Michelle Obamapopped up in a metallic trouser outfit onstage, Jennifer Lopez donned a huge white bejeweled hat and Lady Gaga chose a silver strapless sequin gown with a high slit and side ruffle, thanks to Celine.
The Lopez topper pointed to a popular accessory of the evening — statement hats. It had a brim for miles and was embellished to match her dress of the same shade. She appeared relaxed in her Ralph & Russso look as she posed for photographers with boyfriend Alex Rodriguez, who wore a multicolored dress jacket.
Katy Perry, meanwhile, arrived in a pink Balmain confection that prompted comparisons to a cake topper.
The former first lady’s look was custom by Sachin & Babi. Lending a hand opening the show, she earned a rousing welcome from the crowd in Los Angeles.
As for the guys, some went wild. Post Malone was in a light pink embellished jacket and matching pants. Kyle Tree of the EDM duo Grey was inadvertently ready for the weather in a rain slicker that was, yes, the color gray, as was his hair and that of music partner Michael Trewartha
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