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  • Writer's pictureChloe Yurie Ha

A Red Carpet Review: Grammys 2023

From the jaw-dropping “Song of the Year” winner, to Harry Styles's performance mishaps, The Grammys was an event you couldn’t miss. More importantly, with any A-List event as such comes a red carpet, celebrities, and questionable outfits. Today, we will be reviewing a few notable characters and looks.

*Disclaimer: Again, these are all based on my opinions. My intent is just to share my views on outfit choices and how they reflect upon myself and my own style.

(Adele, Louis Vuitton)

Seeing Adele in this maroon, velvet dress, I can’t help but miss her classic black and bold accessory era. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, look up any of her red-carpet outfits from 2012, or most notably, her Schiaparelli Dress with Vivienne Westwood earrings at her “One Night Only” event in Los Angeles. By no means do I think she doesn’t look spectacular, but the ruffles and velvet seem a bit outdated, and I’ve definitely seen her in better apparel for an event as big as the Grammys. Overall rating: 7.8/10

(Tems, Vivienne Westwood)

I am a HUGE Vivienne Westwood fan. In fact my first ever “Big Girl Purchase” after my first job waitressing during my senior year was a pair of Vivienne Westwood earrings that I guard with my life. I think the gold dress and makeup suit Tems beautifully, and the scattered pearls and silhouette is of classic Vivenne Westwood essence. From the bag to the buns, I love this dress. Overall rating 9.6/10

(Jennifer Lopez, Gucci)

I don’t when it happened, or why it happened, but ruffles seem to be a recurring theme at the Grammys this year. Personally, I’m not the biggest fan of ruffles; I think they are a really hard design choice to pull off with their volume and texture. For JLo, I don’t think Gucci was able to pull them off either. I think with the large ruffles draping down on one side, with the sheer, diamond sheath around her arms, and the sheer slit makes for too much of a spectacle. The royal blue color, however, I think suits her extremely well and complements her complexion and pairs well with the diamonds. But not enough to make up for the disaster that are ruffles. Overall Rating: 5.4/10

(Saint Jhn, Maison Margiela)

I wasn’t expecting to like this one as much as I do, but I feel as though the more I look the more I appreciate the details I missed upon first glance. From the subtle pop of color holding his hair back and the Van Cleef necklaces, to the soft look of the silk complementing the soft clutch, even to the white diamond skulls around his neck pulling in his diamond ring and classic white Maison Margiela shoes, I think this look suits the Grammys perfectly. I think it blends character with classiness, and you can never go wrong with black silk! Overall rating: 8.7/10

(Olivia Rodrigo, Miu Miu)

I am a huge Olivia Rodrigo fan, but when I saw this outfit, I couldn’t help but think, “she can do better.” Her previous red carpet looks have always been an eye-catcher, and a perfect blend of youth, femininity, and classiness. But, when I saw this, I can’t help but say I was a bit disappointed. Regardless, I think she looks phenomenal; the sheerness and contrasting lines add a bit more dimension and detail to the actual dress, but I’m a bit skeptical of her necklace choice. Maybe a different black necklace to match her silver Tiffany & Co. rings could’ve made for a better option? But then again, who am I to judge. Overall rating: 7.8/10

(Cardi B, Gaurav Gupta Couture)

Just 5 days after its runway debut, Cardi B pulled this spectacle of a dress on the red carpet. And I have to say, she really pulled it off. As I’m sure you know, Cardi B is not one you can miss - from her viral ad libs, to eccentric personality, and now her even more eccentric dresses. I think wearing a dress as big, bright, and bold as this and pulling it off takes a lot, but Cardi B makes it look easy. I think the blue works great with the large diamond earrings, and nude makeup look, and the geometric shape of the dress is large, but not overbearingly done. Overall rating: 9.2/10

(Miguel, Diesel)

Man. Where do I even begin? A Canadian tuxedo? At the grammys? A wife beater? At the Grammys? Are those shoes really just a continuation of his pants? Is that really a jean trench coat… with a hood? So many questions, so little time. I respect the bold nature of his outfit, but I really don’t think this was the time or place for it. Overall Rating: 1/10

(Jack Harlow, Ernest Baker)

I’ve have some time to digest this look, and still I don't know where I stand. Like Miguels, many questions are still unanswered: the peacoat? The gloves? The watch, over the gloves? But still, I kind of like it, as much as I don’t like it. Overall rating: 5/10

(Doja Cat, Versace)

In very Doja Cat fashion, this was an extremely bold choice on her move. I just know she got so sweaty in this, and with every step you could hear the latex move. However, this all black bodice flatters her physique so well, and the one-arm strap combined with the long latex gloves I really surprisingly like. The hair, dramatic look, and big bulky earrings also tie in the look very nicely. I’m still a little skeptical of the latex… Did I click on an episode of American Horror Story? But, against all odds I think Doja Cat really pulled this one off. Overall Rating: 7.8/10

(Lizzo, Dolce & Gabbana)

As stunning as Lizzo looks, I can’t help but be reminded of Heidi Klum’s larva Halloween costume. But beneath this floral wrap, lies a beautiful, bedazzled corset-style dress that I think should’ve been the star of the show. However, Lizzo is always one to make her red-carpet looks unforgettable. Overall rating: 7.3/10

Now there are SO many other celebrities out there on the red carpet this past weekend, but these 10 were the most notable (in my head). But more importantly, I feel like the list of Best and Worst dressed could go on for ages - don’t even get me started on Camila Cabello or Pharell Williams, even SZA's heavenly look to Harry Styles in Swarovski. I hope you enjoyed this week’s post reviewing the Grammys red carpet looks :)

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