That’s my oPiNiOn!
It’s that time of year again, the Grammys are here! If you didn’t stay up all night watching it, it was mostly business as usual out on the red carpet. There were those who brought it, and those who left you wondering ‘who is that and what are they wearing?’ With Beyoncé seemingly coming as the Holy Spirit – i.e. not in attendance, despite snatching an award for Homecoming – it was up to the other attendees to bring it to the runway. Here are some of our faves.
Head-to-toe in custom Gucci, Billie Eilish looked every bit the Bond villain – apt for her eagerly awaited theme song to film No Time To Die. She even matched her nails – that took four hours to handpaint. Later on, Eilish took to the stage with brother Finneas to perform “when the party’s over” in matching Gucci.
As of late, Ariana Grande has been a fan of frou and this year’s Grammys are no exception. Looking resplendent in a grey chiffon Giambattista Valli number, despite not winning a single award – seriously, what – the singer slayed her mash-up performance that included “My Favourite Things” from The Sound of Music. Imma tell my kids this was Cinderella.
TYLER, THE CREATOR
An ode to bellhops (hotel porter to us Brits) all over the world, Tyler, the Creator turned up in a custom bellhop outfit, complete with luggage containing the look he collected his award in. Shout out to the army of Tyler clones that performed “EARFQUAKE” with him later on in the night.
OK, let’s be real, Billy Porter steals the show EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. We didn’t think we had any gag left in us, but turns out, we do. Wearing a custom Baja East look, Porter looked every bit like the Space Cowboy Jamiroquai was harping on about in 1994. The pièce de résistance though was the incredible moving headpiece. Part driver-roll-up-the-partition, part Tonight-Matthew-I’m-gunna-be, the hat's technology/magic/tiny hat-dwelling elves slowly drew the crystal fringe curtains to reveal Porter’s beaten mug. Unsurprisingly, just as beautiful as his ensemble.
LIL NAS X
While everyone else may have moved on from the Yeehaw Agenda, OG cowboy Lil Nas X is still out here teaching the children how it’s done. His Grammys lewk comes courtesy of Versace, a hot pink S&M cowboy number that, in all honesty, makes us want to ride till we can’t no more.
Sorry in advance for cursing, but Lizzo looks like a straight-up motherfucking Hollywood starlet here in Versace. And, yes, that’s faux fur. Not content with snatching our wigs just the once, she did a quick outfit change into another look by the Italian house, fringed for the gods. Oh, and snatched up three awards at the same time. In case you forgot, she’s still 100 per cent that bitch.
Distinctly different to everybody else, FKA twigs look ethereal and otherwordly in her Ed Marler look. And, yes, those giant puffy sleeves turned into a hood.
BONUS: GUAPDAD 4000’s DU RAG
The era of the long train is officially over. If your du-rag – don’t even think about it non-black people, it’s for us, by us – isn’t trailing behind you, then what are you doing?