Monday evening’s Grammys ceremony met plenty of shady moments, laidback cats, technical difficulties, and blazing tributes as music celebrated its finest annual accomplishments. Beyond the music and the general spectacle of the evening, fashion fans and critics will enjoy picking apart the dresses. Why? Because fashion can be a fun sport in and of itself, so lighten up, Francis. The awards don’t mean much beyond recognition, no matter what Kanye West may believe. Nor do the dresses, but they’re not pretending to hold much significance. Let’s get superficial and rundown the (arbitrarily) best and worst ensembles of the evening.
Best: Lady Gaga nailed it. We already hit upon this outfit as Gaga wafted onto the red carpet at the last possible moment, but it begs for more attention. This Bowie fashion tribute by Marc Jacobs communicates all Gaga intentions.
Worst: Ciara stood one 45-degree bend away from a wardrobe malfunction. This Alexandre Vauthier dress required all the double tape one could muster. Does an exposed pelvic bone look sexy or destroy the mystery? The bottom line here is that Ciara doesn’t look like she’s enjoying this dress at all.